Shepherd To Pen Cooper-Led “Matt Helm”

Tom Shepherd has been hired to pen “Matt Helm,” a film adaptation of Don Hamilton’s prolific spy novel series in the works at Paramount Pictures.

Bradley Cooper is attached to star as Helm, a U.S. special agent/assassin during World War II who left the life to raise a family in Santa Fe but is forced to return to his former life.

There have been twenty-seven published Helm novels, four of which were adapted to the screen in the 1960s and starred Dean Martin, although those were satirical takes on the material as opposed to straight adaptations.

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are attached as executive producers on this new take with Steven Spielberg also involved in some capacity.

Source: Deadline