As we await the next James Bond film from Sam Mendes, we'll get a glimpse into the life of one of the men who inspired the fictional 007.
DreamWorks has just acquired the book proposal by Paul Kix for "Noble Assassin," a WWII story about Robert de la Rochefoucauld, a French aristocrat who became an anti-Nazi spy for the British. De la Rochefoucauld is said to be one of the figures Ian Fleming's Bond is modeled after, and we believe it since the guy blew up train stations, cracked safes, and was trained in every other manner of dark arts (we're not talking Harry Potter here, but all that crazy super-spy stuff). The book is set to be published in the United States by Harper Collins.
While the film has yet to find a cast, "Jane Eyre" director Cary Fukunaga has signed on to direct and produce. Fukunaga is also pairing up with Idris Elba ("Pacific Rim") on "Beasts of No Nation," based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala.
[via Deadline h/t Slash Film]