Aussie filmmaker to helm thriller.

‘The Snowtown Murders’ helmer Justin Kurzel is attached to direct an adaptation of John le Carre’s contemporary thriller novel ‘Our Kind of Traitor.’

Adapted by Hossein Amini (‘Drive’) the script follows “the relationship between a young couple and the charismatic Russian criminal they are persuaded to help defect.” The story takes place in London, Paris, Moscow and Tangiers.

Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell and Rhodri Thomas will produce via The Ink Factory, while Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood will produce for Potboiler Productions. Tessa Ross of Film4, which is supporting development, will executive produce with le Carré.