Jones will explore and tie together events in the author’s life that lead up to the 007 franchise. He is currently casting the film.
Le Pacte will handle French distribution rights and co-produce.
K5’s Simon and Baur, Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital and Stuart Fenegan’s Liberty Films are producing the pic, which is backed by Jim Young and Robert Laycock of the Ian Fleming Estate. K5 Intl. is handling worldwide rights.
Le Pacte’s Jean Labadie said, “We are thrilled to be part of this exciting one-of-a-kind adventure, with such great partners. The sheer quality of the project, along with the unique talent of Duncan Jones, will make it a must-see for all movie lovers.”
Jones is repped by Jay Baker and Maha Dakhil at CAA in the U.S. and Jack Thomas at Independent Talent Group in London.
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