Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan is in advanced talks to pen a film adaptation of John le Carré's new spy novel "A Delicate Truth" for The Ink Factory and BBC Films.
The story begins with a counter-terror operation to capture a jihadist arms-buyer being planned in Gibraltar.
Three years later, a foreign office secretary is summoned to the manor house of a retired British diplomat where he must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service.
The film joins numerous le Carre adaptations in the works following the success of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" in 2011. Others on the way include Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man" and Justin Kurzel's "Our Kind of Traitor".
Source: Screen Daily