Col sparks to ‘Flint’ from novelist Eddy

Book to be published in August

A deal is imminent for Sony’s Columbia Pictures to option Paul Eddy’s new thriller “Flint.”

The spy-themed action/suspense novel will be published by Putnam Books this August, but a deal for low-six against high-six figures is on the table.

Project would be produced by Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Col-based Red Wagon Prods., and its development will be supervised by Col exec veepee of production Amy Baer.

“Flint” follows a female British intelligence agent named Grace Flint, who is savagely beaten and disfigured while infiltrating a money-laundering operation. Reconstructive surgery is required to save her face and leaves her with a new identity; she is then free to pursue her attackers and the covert scheme.

It is not clear who will write the screen adaptation, but sources familiar with the deal said it will not be Eddy.

Eddy is being repped in the deal by CAA in Los Angeles; in London by Ed Victor Ltd.

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