Apr 9, 2007

Penetration Becomes Lies, Gains Leo

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to Ridley Scott's long-in-the-works spy movie formerly known as Penetration, an adaptation of David Ignatius's just-published novel Body of Lies. Scott acquired the property in galleys nearly a year ago, and now that the novel has been published, it's title has changed for the worse. The movie, too, will now be called Body of Lies. I haven't read the book (which has gotten positive reviews), but I'm told that William (The Departed) Monahan's script is a solid, Tom Clancy-ish spy thriller. Variety describes it as the story of "a CIA agent who's sent to Amman to work with Jordan's intelligence chief to track an Al Qaeda leader rumored to be planning attacks against America."

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