Back in May, Miramax grabbed a spec for the remake of an Israeli thriller called The Debt. Matthew Vaughn, director of Layer Cake, wrote the adaptation along with writing partner Jane Goldman. But he wasn't interested in directing it himself, for whatever reason. Now it looks like the bunch of directors who were circling the project have been whittled down to one, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the winner is John Madden, who is currently in negotiations. (The director, obviously, not the football man.)

This is definitely an interesting choice, but one that should suit the material well. In the past, Madden has brought us literary fare like Shakespeare in Love, but he's also the man behind Mrs. Brown, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Proof, and the new Elmore Leonard adaptation, Killshot.

To refresh your memories, this is the story of three Mossad agents who learn that an old Nazi criminal they had captured years ago is still alive. The problem is: The man had escaped their clutches, so they just claimed he committed suicide to save their skins. With the war criminal alive and ready to admit to his crimes, the agents set out to finish the job and save their reputations.
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