Comedian Billy Murray's new film, The Man Who Knew Too Little, has a very contemporary theatrical premise. In the film, which opened nationally Nov. 14, Wallace Ritchie (Murray) gets sent by his brother to "The Theatre of Life", a site-specific theatre event where audience members are urged to participate in a spy scenario throughout the city of London.
Ritchie mistakenly receives a real life spy phone call, and mistakenly gets mixed up in the world of international espionage -- the whole time thinking that he, and everyone else are actors in "The Theatre of Life".
The film co-star Peter Gallagher, who played Sky Masterson in the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. The Regency Enterprises film was directed by Jon Amiel and written by Robert Farrar and Howard Franklin, based on the novel "Watch That Man" by Robert Farrar.