Kruger will play an FBI agent recruited by Israel's Mossad service to go undercover in Tehran, with Anvar cast as Farhad, her love interest, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Kruger and Anvar's characters quickly become caught up in a tangled web of deception and espionage as her mission ends up spiraling their relationship into a complicated web that nearly ruins Farhad's life.
Production on the film has started in Israel, before shifting to Bulgaria and Germany.
'The Operative' was adapted from the Israeli book 'The English Teacher', written by former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir and based on real-life stories of Mossad operatives.
Anvar has previously appeared in films like 'Diana', 'Room' and 'Between Earth and Sky'. (ANI)