Saturday, March 5, 2016

Biopic Of Former Spy And Spy Novelist John Le Carre Could Be Subject Of New Film

Nick Clark at the British newspaper the Independent reports that the film rights to Adam Sisman's biography of  John le Carre have been optioned by the spy novelist's sons.

Viewers settling in to enjoy the next episode of The Night Manager may soon get a chance to see the man behind the BBC1 espionage thriller. A biopic of the book’s author John le Carré, who worked for MI5 and MI6, could be headed for the screen. 
Adam Sisman, who wrote John le Carré: The Biography, told The Independent Bath Literature Festival last week that the film rights to his book had been snapped up. 
The Ink Factory, the production company behind the BBC’s adaptation of The Night Manager and several other Le Carré novels, has secured the rights, he revealed. 

Simon and Stephen Cornwell, the sons of Le Carré, whose real name is David Cornwell, founded the company in 2010. “David has quite a say in what the Ink Factory do,” Mr Sisman said. “I had to sell it to them, really. What was I selling? The rights to someone else’s life.”

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You can also read my Washington Times review of Sisman's biography of John le Carre via the below link:

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