Tradecraft: Brad Pitt Comes In From The Cold
Variety reports that while everyone else is jumping on Robert Ludlum movies, Brad Pitt is going the other way and attaching himself to a John Le Carré property. Paramount has acquired the author's 1993 novel The Night Manager for Pitt's Plan B to produce. According to the trade, the story "centers on the night manager of a European hotel who is recruited by intelligence agents to infiltrate the network of a dangerous international arms dealer." Former army intelligence officer turned screenwriter Robert Edwards is adapting. It's possible, even probable, that Pitt would star in the picture, but he isn't attached in that capacity at this point.