Filmmaker sought for spy thriller…

‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ helmer Paul Greengrass is reportedly being eyed by Sony to adapt ‘Body of Lies’ author David Ignatius’ soon-to-be published spy novel ‘The Director.’

The thriller follows CIA director Graham Weber who, after only being in the position for a week, has to deal with a serious threat to the agency when “a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents’ names to prove it.

Weber isn’t sure where to turn until he meets a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center. He’s the CIA’s in-house geek. Weber launches Morris on a mole hunt unlike anything in spy fiction—one that takes the reader into the hacker underground of Europe and America and ends up in a landscape of paranoia and betrayal.”

According to TheWrap, Greengrass has yet to commit to the project but his “attachment is only a matter of time,” as he plans to adapt the screenplay himself. ‘The Director’ will reunite Greengrass with his ‘Captain Phillips’ producer Scott Rudin.