Ball Plans Spy Thriller 27

Breaking Ball Films have acquired feature rights to “Primal Fear” author William F. Diehl’s pre-WWII spy novel “27” reports Variety.

Originally called “The Hunt,” the story centers on a wealthy American ex-bootlegger who attempts to thwart a Nazi agent who plans to kidnap a group of VIPs and hold them hostage in exchange for President Roosevelt’s promise that the U.S. will stay out of the war.

Scott Abramovitch will adapt the script.