'Captain Phillips' Team Reuniting for 'The Director'

Paul Greengrass Headshot - P 2013
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Paul Greengrass Headshot - P 2013

Paul Greengrass is in negotiations to direct Columbia's adaptation of the upcoming novel by David Ignatius.

The team behind the critical hit Captain Phillips are reuniting to adapt The Director, an upcoming book by David Ignatius.

Paul Greengrass is in negotiations to write and direct the adaptation, which will be produced by Scott Rudin. Rudin was a producer on Phillips, which Greengrass directed.

The deal comes under the aegis of Michael De Luca, also a Phillips producer who is now transitioning to his new job as production president of Columbia Pictures (he officially starts in February).

The cyber-thriller is set in motion when a teen walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and claims the CIA has been hacked. The new director of the agency, on the job for less than a week, is forced to team up with the CIA’s young, in-house geek for a worldwide mole hunt filled with double-crosses.
Greengrass is eyeing Director as his next movie.
The book will be published in June 2014.