Cannes Brief

Producer Tony DiDio (“The Toolbox Murders”) and vet TV helmer Kevin Connor (“Moonlighting”), have optioned “Random Hearts” author Warren Adler’s novel “Target Churchill,” to be published later this year.

Book and pic center around an American PoW who must assassinate British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in exchange for his freedom from Stalin-run USSR.

DiDio and Connor are casting. Pre-production is planned for October with shooting to begin January.

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