Oscar Winner William Monahan In Talks to Adapt John le Carre Novel 'A Delicate Truth'

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LONDON –  Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan is in advanced talks to write a big screen adaptation of new John le Carre spy novel A Delicate Truth.

On the day of the book's publication, British production banner The Ink Factory said it is in talks with Monahan for the movie, which it will produce. The project is being developed with BBC Films, the broadcaster's standalone filmmaking unit.

Monahan won an academy award for best adapted screenplay in 2007 for The Departed.

The Ink Factory and Somesuch & Co have also joined forces to produce a teaser trailer for the book.

Directed by Kim Gehrig, it offers hints on the conspiracy at the heart of the story while delivering an impressionistic portrait of the writer and his creative process.

The short brings together crew from both Skyfall and the film adaptation of le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

A Delicate Truth is le Carre’s 23rd novel with previous screen adaptations of his work including The Constant Gardener. Upcoming adaptations include Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man and Justin Kurzel’s Our Kind of Traitor.

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