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Last year, Leonardo DiCaprio became a producer on an Ian Fleming biopic that was announced. DiCaprio's film company Appian Way boarded the project, according to an La Times report. Co-producer Andrew Lazar championed the original idea. "It's going to be very different from the Bond films," he told the Times. "There are a lot of different ways to crack biopics, but we're not trying to emulate a Bond movie... The idea that this guy's life informed the James Bond character is pretty fascinating."

Today comes word from Pajiba — quoting a source — that Palmstar Entertainment and Animus Films are developing an independently financed $40M biopic based on the life of Ian Fleming, and that James McAvoy is attached to star in the title role.

Currently using the working title, 'Ian Fleming', the movie will be about the man who gave birth to the character of James Bond, specifically focusing »

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