Paramount Pictures has picked up the espionage thriller “Spy’s Kid” which has “Disturbia” director D.J. Caruso and actors Shia LaBeouf and Robert De Niro attached.
The story is based on Bryan Denson’s six-part article series detailing the true story of a traitorous spy who enlists his son to continue his work.
Jim Nicholson was a twenty-year CIA veteran who in 1996 was convicted of spying and sentenced to 23 years in an Oregon federal prison.
In 2004, his depressed youngest son, Nathan Nicholson, began to seek solace and advice from his father who coached him in spycraft and essentially began to use his son as a courier.
Over eighteen months, Nathan traveled the world selling secrets to the Russians and getting deeper and deeper over his head.
The rights deal is done, Caruso is in negotiations, LaBeouf and De Niro are in talks pending script approval.
No writer is attached at present. Raymond Brothers and Scott Glassgold will produce.
Source: Heat Vision