Apr 9, 2010

Tradecraft: Still Another Ian Fleming Movie In The Offing

Apparently three movies featuring Ian Fleming as a character already in development aren't enough. Now there's a fourthDeadline Hollywood reports that William Boyd's novel Any Human Heart, which features Fleming as a secondary charcter, will be adapted into a four-part miniseries for Britain's Channel 4.  (No, this is not another Fleming biopic.)  Gillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen (MI-5) and Kim Cattrall (The Ghost Writer) will star; there is no word yet on who will play Fleming. According to the trade blog, "Macfadyen and Broadbent both play a novelist whose life ricochets from Paris in the 1920s to 50s New York and London in the 80s. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor – the exiled British king and his strict lover." The book has been on my "to read" list for a long time, but I don't think I realized that Fleming was a character.  I need to move it up; that description sounds great!

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