Jonathan Pollard Spy Movie in the Works

Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government.

The project is based on Martin Blanks’ stage play “The Law of Return,” which details why Pollard became a spy. Producers are Berman and Rory Koslow with Blank on board to write the script.

Pollard pleaded guilty in 1987 to spying for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison. He is believed to be the only American ever to receive a life sentence for passing classified information to an ally of the U.S.

Variety reported in February that Berman had signed a first-look deal with Fox 2000. She’s developing a movie version of Alice LaPlante’s thriller “Turn of Mind.”

Martin Blank is repped by Gersh.

News was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

More Film

  • Hal Linden-Ryan Ochoa's 'The Samuel Project'

    Hal Linden-Ryan Ochoa's 'The Samuel Project' To Be Distributed by In8 Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government. The project is based […]

  • Director So Yong Kim attends Through

    'Pecan Man' Movie in the Works, So Yong Kim to Direct (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government. The project is based […]

  • Cannes Hit ‘The Eyes of Orson

    Cannes Classics Pick ‘The Eyes of Orson Welles’ Scores U.S., Overseas Deals (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government. The project is based […]

  • Durban FilmMart Taps Funds for African

    Durban FilmMart Taps Funds for African Filmmakers

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government. The project is based […]

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Hollywood Enjoys Rare Dominance of Japan Box Office in First Half Year

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government. The project is based […]

  • Russell Brand and Paula Patton

    Russell Brand, Paula Patton Join ‘Four Kids and It’ Cast

    Gail Berman’s the Jackal Group is developing a feature film based on the case of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. Attorneys for the former U.S. intelligence analyst announced Tuesday that Pollard will be paroled in November after spending nearly three decades in prison for passing top secret information to the Israeli government. The project is based […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content