Focus Steps Into The "Circle Of Treason"

By Garth Franklin Friday October 4th 2013 04:25PM

Focus Features and Josephson Entertainment have acquired the screen rights to Sandra Grimes & Jeanne Vertefeuille's "Circle Of Treason" to turn into a dramatic thriller feature.

Set in the late 80s and early 90s, the story deals with authors - then CIA agents - who became convinced there was a mole in their midst as too many assets and agents were being killed or captured by the Soviets.

So began a methodical hunt that brought down Aldrich Ames who had almost fled the country with millions of dollars by the time he got caught.

Anne Waterhouse & Joe Shrapnel will write the script, while Barry Josephson is producing

Source: Deadline