Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Warm Reception for “Cold”

This comes from B.V. Lawson’s blog, In Reference to Murder:
Following the success of John le Carré’s spy novel adaptation The Night Manager, Paramount TV is tackling another of the author’s works for the BBC, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Le Carré’s 1963 breakthrough novel). The book tells the story of Alec Leamas, a veteran British spy tasked with bringing down one of the most senior figures in the East German Intelligence Service, and is regarded a classic of its genre that was made into a film in 1965 with Richard Burton in the lead role.
Deadline Hollywood notes that a film company called The Ink Factory “will finance and produce [the mini-series] in association with Paramount TV and Character 7.” Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell, and Character 7’s Stephen Garrett—all of whom worked as executive producers on The Night Manager—will collaborate again on this TV version of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. No broadcast date has yet been announced.

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