Greengrass To Helm Spy Thriller THE DIRECTOR

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.