Helmer set for soviet spy tale…

Mike Fleming over at Deadline hears that Marc Webb (‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ ‘500 Days of Summer’) is being lined up to take the reins of ‘Cold Comfort,’ a Soviet spy thriller based on the novel Cold Comfort (aka How to Catch a Russian Spy) by bestselling author, political analyst and columnist Ellis Henican.

The yet to be published book is the true account of “an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil.”

Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros of Anonymous Content are on board to produce, with Webb also serving as producer.

Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ arrives in Irish cinemas in April. The director was recently confirmed for the webslinger’s third outing.