Rights Available! Spy Novelist’s World War II Thriller Up for Grabs

Alan Furst's 'A Hero of France,' along with Chloe Benjamin’s 'The Immortalists,' are both ripe for optioning.
Courtesy of Random House

A Hero of France by Alan Furst (Random House)
Agency: ICM Partners

The prolific spy novelist's latest, a World War II thriller about a charming Frenchman building a Resistance cell in Nazi-occupied Paris, offers a mix of tense, action-filled scenes and quieter suspense (plus a little bit of sex). Furst's The Spies of Warsaw was adapted as a BBC miniseries starring David Tennant in 2013.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (Putnam)
Agency: WME

The author's forthcoming follow-up to her 2014 debut, The Anatomy of Dreams, traces the paths of four siblings over five decades after they learn the days each will die.

This story first appeared in the June 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.