Ridley Scott Developing A “Conspiracy”

Warner Bros.Pictures has optioned David Liss’ 2000 historical thriller novel “A Conspiracy of Paper” according to Variety.

Set in 18th century London, the story follows Benjamin Weaver, a retired Jewish boxer investigating the mysterious death of his estranged father. His investigations uncovers the beginnings of a strange new economic order based on stock speculation.

Danny Strong (“Recount”) will adapt the script while Ridley Scott and Tony Scott will produce through their Scott Free Films label.