Wednesday, July 18
John le Carré's "Our Kind of Traitor" on the screen at the end of the year
I was searching for the article "The US has gone mad" published at Times in 2003 and came across with the news that his latest book "Our Kind of Traitor" will be at the screens at the end of the year.
I can't hardly wait to watch it for I'm a great admirer of his fictions, always related to reality, and of his work as an activist.
This is where I found the news:
Kurzel to helm 'Our Kind of Traitor'
John le Carre adaptation set up by Ink Factory, Potboiler
By Jeff Sneider
Aussie helmer Justin Kurzel is set to follow up his award-winning feature debut "Snowtown" with an adaptation of John le Carre's contemporary thriller novel "Our Kind of Traitor," to be produced by The Ink Factory and Potboiler Prods.
Hossein Amini ("Drive") wrote the script, which follows the relationship between a young couple and the charismatic Russian criminal they are persuaded to help defect. Globe-trotting story takes place in London, Paris, Moscow and Tangiers.
Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell and Rhodri Thomas will produce for The Ink Factory, while Gail Egan and Andrea Calderwood will produce for Potboiler Prods. Tessa Ross of Film4, which is supporting development, will exec produce with le Carré.
Script is currently out to financiers and talent, with production expected to start this fall.
"I instantly connected to the material," Kurzel told Variety. "It's a contemporary, muscular thriller that felt really fresh, with subject matter and characters that were relevant and immediate to today. I'm interested in surrogate father-son relationships, which I also responded to in 'Snowtown,' and saw similiarities in the dynamic in 'Our Kind of Traitor.'""
Soon in a theater next to you. :)
Listen to Le Carré reading an excerpt of "The US has gone Mad". Amy, oh boring Amy!, only speaks for 17 seconds. Don't worry.