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Paul Greengrass Tempted By The Director
Captain Phillips producer Scott Rudin sets up new thriller

16 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Given the success they’ve enjoyed with Captain Phillips (which seems likely to continue with some Oscar nominations later today), it’s hardly surprising that producer Scott Rudin, producer-turned-newly-minted-Sony-chief Michael De Luca and director Paul Greengrass might be looking to combine their talents once again. Rudin has now landed a deal to make an adaptation of David Ignatius’ cyber-thriller book The Director at the studio, and Greengrass may direct it.

The Body Of Lies author’s new novel, not due to land in bookshops until this June, focuses on Graham Weber, who has just become Director of the CIA. One morning, a Swiss teenager walks into the American consulate in Hamburg, announces that the agency has been hacked and produces a list of agents’ names as evidence.

With the agency scrambling to find and plug the source of the leak, Weber assigns in-house tech expect James Morris, head of the Internet Operations Centre, to a mole hunt that will take him deep into the hacker underground of Europe and the United States.

Greengrass has a few potential projects floating around at the moment, including long-gestating Martin Luther King film Memphis and Stephen King adaptation The Stand. But the chance to work with Rudin and De Luca again could prove a powerful draw. Might they tempt Tom Hanks to play Weber? We wouldn't rule it out.


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