Casting Call: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Published July 22, 2016

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

Following the success of The Night Manager, another John le Carré miniseries is in the works. Earlier this week, Deadline announced that Paramount TV will tackle the British author (and former Secret Intelligence Service employee)’s breakthrough novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.

Originally published in 1963 and adapted as a film starring Richard Burton in 1965, the novel follows a British spy tasked with going undercover in the East German Secret Service after the completion of the Berlin Wall. Named Alec Lemos, his mission is to plant evidence against a high-ranking, volatile East German agent, making it appear he’s defected and secretly working for the British Government. The plot is ripe with suspense and could make for an intense period piece spy thriller. 


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