Warner Bros. has picked up film rights to an upcoming book about the mysterious death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
IEG & Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil will develop the project which could be a potential starring vehicle for Depp reports Variety.
New York Times London bureau chief Alan Cowell is penning the tome “Sasha’s Story: The Life and Death of a Russian Spy” due for release later this year.
In London, the investigation continues into the death of Litvinenko, who was poisoned at least once in late November by polonium-210. Just before his death, he blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime for the murder.
Cowell will document Litvinenko’s life and poisoning, as well as address the implications of the case for nuclear proliferation and international terrorism.