Jon Hamm might be saying goodbye to Don Draper in about two weeks, but thankfully he's got another place to go once Mad Men ends it's final run. The actor has signed on for the thriller drama, High Wire Act.
According to Deadline on Wednesday, the film is set in 1980's Beirut. Hamm will play a diplomat who is called back into service to help save a colleague from a group of terrorists who might have been responsible for the death of his own family.
Screenwriter Tony Gilroy said in a statement, "I'm thrilled the way the project's come together. Jon Hamm was made to play the part. I've been trying to work with Brad Anderson from the moment I saw Transsiberian and every conversation we have confirms my confidence. I can't wait to see a script that means so much to me get up and running."
Meanwhile, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Hamm, who protagonist Don Draper on Mad Men, says that playing the womanizing advertising genius hasn't been easy for him.
He said, "Acting is not a physically demanding job, like playing professional football, or breaking big rocks into little rocks, but it does take a lot of focus and mental acuity, and it takes an emotional toll. Especially when you're playing a person with a lot of emotions; you can have a lot of sad days at work."
Mad Men's series finale will air May 17 on the AMC network.