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Fox Nabs 'Cold Comfort' With Marc Webb to Direct

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Marc Webb

Fox News Channel political analyst Ellis Henican is writing the book.

Fox has acquired Cold Comfort (aka How to Catch a Russian Spy) with Marc Webb attached to direct.

The upcoming book is from Ellis Henican, a columnist at Newsday and Fox News Channel political analyst. Scribner will publish the book.

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The story follows a man who convinces the FBI to let him conduct a sting against a top Russian spy.

Michael Sugar, Webb and Bard Dorros are producing.

Henican co-wrote Home Team, a New York Times best-seller recounting the story of the New Orleans Saints' rise to a Super Bowl championship, and Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior, which hit stores in January.

Webb most recently helmed The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, and will return to helm the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He's repped by Anonymous Content and Lichter, Grossman.

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