‘Like Crazy’ and ‘Breathe In’ writer-director Drake Doremus will take the helm of ‘The Tracking Of A Russian Spy,’ a fact-based thriller based on the novella by Mitch Swenson.

Per Deadline, the film centres on “a secret romance Swenson had with Katya, a young and mysterious Russian woman he met in a New York nightclub. She disappeared suddenly after the arrest in 2010 of 10 Russian Americans who were charged with spying for the Kremlin. Swenson travelled to Moscow to uncover who his love really was, leading him down a rabbit hole of intrigue and shadow government operations deep within Russia.”

Charles Cumming is on board to provide the script, with production planned for an autumn start. Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company are producing.

Doremus’ latest, ‘Equals’ starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. Guy Pearce, is released later this year.