McAvoy Is Bond Author Ian Fleming?

James McAvoy is rumoured to be playing Ian Fleming in the $40 million biopic in development about the James Bond author for Palmstar Entertainment and Animus Films says Pajiba.

The story specifically focuses on his younger years as an aimless playboy growing up under the shadow of a famous family, and his experiences in WWII that changed his life and gave him inspiration for the character of 007 based on his own exploits.

The story will be based on the book by Andrew Lycett which Matt Brown (“Ropewalk”) has adapted. A director is currently being sought.