Universal Enjoys Its Trusty “Right Hand”

Universal Pictures has optioned Derek Haas’ fourth novel, the spy thriller “The Right Hand” says Deadline.

The story follows Austin Clay, a covert spy sent to track down a missing American operative captured in the Russian countryside. This leads Clay into a conspiracy that involves a mole that has penetrated the top levels of U.S. government.

Haas and Michael Brandt, who penned films such as “Wanted” and the “3:10 to Yuma” remake, will adapt the script and produce with Scott Stuber.