Amma Assante To Helm “Billion Dollar Spy”

British director Amma Asante (“Belle,” “A United Kingdom”) will helm the film adaptation of David E. Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy” for Walden Media.

The story centers on Adolf G. Tolkachev, the chief designer at the USSR’s Research Institute of Radio Engineering. Tolkachev handed over tens of thousands of pages of highly classified documents to the United States and quickly became the crown jewel of the CIA’s spy network at the end of the Cold War.

Ben August (“Remember”) pens the script while Akiva Goldsman will produce.

Source: Variety