Saturday, August 8, 2015
Actor Sam Riley, James Bond Screenwriters In Talks To Make Film Of Len Deighton's 'SS:GB'
Ali Jaafar at deadline.com reports that actor Sam Riley and the James Bond screenwriters are in talks to make a film from one of my favorite thrillers, Len Deighton's SS:GB.
EXCLUSIVE– Sam Riley is in talks to star in , the Len Deighton adaptation that James Bond scribes Neil Purvis and Robert Wade are writing. No deal has been set yet but this is a plum role in what is fast gearing up to be a prestige project. German director Philipp Kadelbach, who won plaudits and numerous awards including the International Emmy for German World War 2 mini-series , is attached to direct. The project, which is being exec produced by Sid Gentle’sSally Woodward Gentle and produced by Patrick Schweitzer (), is set up at the BBC.
is set in a UK conquered and occupied by Germany during World War II. The title refers to the branch of the Nazi SS that controls Britain. Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer, a British homicide detective assigned to Scotland Yard, is called in to investigate a murder of a well-dressed man. To his surprise, the case draws the attention of the highest levels of the German government. Archer soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle between powerful forces. Filming is set to begin in the fall.
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You can also read an interview with Len Deighton from this past June at deightondossier.net via the below link: