“Brighton Rock” writer/director Rowan Joffe has been hired to re-write the script for the film adaptation of Ben Macintyre’s non-fiction book “Agent Zigzag” for Playtone and New Line reports Deadline.
The story chronicles the real-life adventures of Eddie Chapman, a suave small-time crook who ended up becoming a double agent working for both Britain and Germany during the Second World War. Christopher Plummer played Chapman in 1966’s “Triple Cross”.
Filmmaker Mike Newell has been attached to develop the film for some time and had previously been working with Mark Bomback (“Race to Witch Mountain”) on the script. Joffe has previously performed re-writes on the scripts for “The American” and “28 Weeks Later”.