Gaumont has acquired “High Crimes” author Joseph Finder’s bestselling novel “Paranoia” reports Variety.
The story centers on a young man who funds a lavish retirement party for a co-worker with company funds and is caught by his boss.
Accused of embezzlement, he agrees to spy for the boss to avoid prosecution. He is forced to infiltrate a rival company and steal information on a top-secret project.
Barry Levy (“Vantage Point”) is set to script the adaptation while Alexandra Milchan will produce.