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John le Carré’s ‘The Spy Who Came In From the Cold’ Getting Limited Series TV Treatment

21 July 2016 6:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The past few years have been a treasure trove of adaptations of John Le Carré works, ranging from the terrific “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and limited series adaptation “The Night Manager,” to efforts that received more mixed notices like “A Most Wanted Man” and “Our Kind Of Traitor.” But across all those projects, the material […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Le Carre's "Spy" To Be Adapted For Television

20 July 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Paramount Television and The Ink Factory are set to adapt John le Carre's iconic 1963 spy novel "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" into a limited TV series.

Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire") is attached to pen the script set just after the construction of the Berlin Wall. The head of British Intelligence's Berlin Station is offered a unique opportunity for revenge - he sets up to trap deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service - with himself as the bait.

Le Carre, Stephen Cornwell, Simon Cornwell and Stephen Garrett will executive produce. The announcement comes on the heels of the success of the Le Carre adaptation "The Night Manager" for AMC and The BBC.

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- Garth Franklin

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John le Carré's The Spy Who Came In From the Cold Eyes TV Adaptation

20 July 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following the success of AMC’s The Night Manager, Paramount is developing another John le Carré classic in association with Ink Factory, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, the 1963 Cold War novel which was subsequently adapted into a 1965 film starring Richard Burton, is eyeing a limited series remake. Academy Award-winning writer Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is attached to pen the small-screen retelling, while le Carré will serve as an executive producer. A U.S. television network »

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John le Carré’s ‘The Spy Who Came in From the Cold’ to Be Adapted for TV By Paramount TV, The Ink Factory

20 July 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Octogenarian novelist John le Carré is enjoying quite a surge in popularity these days: Paramount Television and The Ink Factory have just put le Carré’s novel “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” into development for TV. Character 7 will also assist with the financing and production.

Le Carré’s seminal 1963 novel was already adapted for the screen, an Oscar-nominated 1965 film Paul Dehn wrote for Paramount, and he’ll serve as an executive producer on the TV project. The Ink Factory’s Stephen and Simon Cornwell will executive produce as well, along with Character 7’s Stephen Garrett.

Simon Beaufoy, who penned Oscar-winner “Slumdog Millionaire,” will write. “Adapting one of the best thrillers ever written is a rare privilege,” he said.

The story centers on British intelligence operative Alec Leamas, the titular spy who adopts the guise of a turncoat to wreak vengeance on the East German Intelligence Service deputy director responsible for the death of one »

- Oriana Schwindt

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John le Carré’s ‘The Spy Who Came In From The Cold’ To Be Developed As Limited Series By Paramount TV & Ink Factory

20 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Paramount TV and The Night Manager producers The Ink Factory are teaming to develop a limited series based on another John le Carré novel, the New York Times bestselling espionage tale The Spy Who Came in From The Cold. Oscar-winning scribe Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) is attached to write the adaptation. This is the first TV series treatment for the book, that was the basis for the 1965 Paramount feature film starring Richard Burton. Le Carré, who served as a… »

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'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' heads to TV

20 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

On the back of Emmy-nominated BBC and AMC series The Night Manager, The Ink Factory announced on Wednesday it would partner with Paramount TV on the latest John le Carré spy thriller.

The Ink Factory will finance and produce the limited television series in association with Paramount Television and Character 7. Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution will handle worldwide distribution outside the UK.

The Ink Factory’s Stephen Cornwell and Simon Cornwell – le Carré’s sons – will serve as executive producers alongside Character 7’s Stephen Garrett and the author himself.

Simon Beaufoy will write the adaptation set within the shadow of the Berlin Wall as a British spy embarks on a revenge mission.

Paramount released a 1965 feature adaptation of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold starring Richard Burton in 1965. Carré and Paul Dehn adapted that version.

“On the heels of The Night Manager, we look forward to developing a further le Carré novel for a global »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Arthouse Audit: Nuns Story ‘The Innocents’ Most Robust of Specialty Openers

3 July 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Independence Day weekend tends not to be a big one for specialized audiences. Upscale viewers, particularly in the biggest cities, often pursue  other interests, many of them out of town. But prime theaters still need new product, offering opportunities for new releases to take their shot.

The best among the limited openers this weekend was the Polish-French nun story “The Innocents” (Music Box), bucking the recent trend of weak subtitled films. Next best among the limited new releases was the heart-tugging Sundance autism documentary “Life, Animated” (The Orchard) which nonetheless opened a little below some other recent docs.

Going wider initially was “Our Kind of Traitor,” the latest John le Carré thriller, which fell short of Roadside Attractions’ “A Most Wanted Man” two years ago.

Read More: Arthouse Audit: A24’s ‘Swiss Army Man’ Slices ‘The Neon Demon

The limp second week expansion of “Swiss Army Man” (A24) showed »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Cinema Gadfly – Episode 20 – The Front

2 June 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

My guest for this month is West Anthony, and he’s joined me to discuss the film he chose for me, the 1976 comedy-drama film The Front. You can follow the show on Twitter @cinemagadfly.

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Not sure what happened to the audio in the introduction, apologies! The Hollywood blacklist is a term for the treatment of people in the entertainment industry who refused to name names to the House Un-American Activities Committee from 1947 to 1960 For a more in depth take on the blacklist, check out the latest season of the phenomenal You Must Remember This podcast WonderCon is a comic book convention that was held annually in Sf until it was cruelly moved to the La area in 2012. Yes I’m still bitter about it. West also recommends the Gabrielle de Cuir directed Thirty Years of Treason by Eric Bentley Among the people famously blacklisted were Lillian Hellman, Lionel Stander, »

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The Last Surviving Cast Member of Citizen Kane, Kathryn Trosper Popper, Dies at 100

8 March 2016 1:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The last surviving cast member of Citizen Kane, Kathryn Trosper Popper, has died at 100. Trosper, a longtime assistant to the film's director, Orson Welles, died Sunday at her home in New York City, her son, Joe Popper, told The Hollywood Reporter. In the classic 1941 film, Trosper played the photographer who asks, "What's Rosebud?" following Kane's famous last words. Recalling her dual roles as actor and assistant, she said in an interview last year, "I would just drop my notebook and run on the set." Years later, Trosper defended her old boss after Pauline Kael's essay "Raising Kane" asserted that »

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The Last Surviving Cast Member of Citizen Kane, Kathryn Trosper Popper, Dies at 100

8 March 2016 1:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The last surviving cast member of Citizen Kane, Kathryn Trosper Popper, has died at 100. Trosper, a longtime assistant to the film's director, Orson Welles, died Sunday at her home in New York City, her son, Joe Popper, told The Hollywood Reporter. In the classic 1941 film, Trosper played the photographer who asks, "What's Rosebud?" following Kane's famous last words. Recalling her dual roles as actor and assistant, she said in an interview last year, "I would just drop my notebook and run on the set." Years later, Trosper defended her old boss after Pauline Kael's essay "Raising Kane" asserted that »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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John le Carré on The Night Manager on TV: they’ve totally changed my book – but it works

20 February 2016 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

They made the agent a woman, changed the location and the ending. The bestselling thriller writer on the pain and pleasure of adaptations from The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to the BBC’s new six-part series

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold provided me with my first experience of the film trade, and in retrospect it was an unusually benign baptism of fire. The director and I got along fine. I enjoyed an amiable relationship with the screenwriter, who as a former instructor in the black arts at a British spy school during the second world war turned out to know much more about espionage than I did. No great liberties were taken with my story – although I no longer see that as a criterion – and my only job was to provide the odd grace note to the screenplay while befriending Richard Burton and keeping »

- John le Carré

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