Project adapted from John le Carre novel
Story is centered on a Chechen-Russian immigrant who arrives in Hamburg to claim his late father’s suspiciously acquired fortune, putting both German and U.S. security agencies on alert. Hoffman portrays Gunther Bachmann, chief of a covert German spy unit.
Demarest Films financed the equity on the project and controlled U.S. rights. William D. Johnson and Sam Englebardt of Demarest exec produced along with Tessa Ross of Film 4 and Le Carre.
News of the distribution deal was first reported by Deadline.com.