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British spy writer Charles Cumming has set up action-thriller “The Plane” at MadRiver Pictures with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian producing.

MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan will also produce with Alexandra Loewy overseeing for the company. Edward Fee and Riverstone Pictures’ Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower are executive producing.

Cumming is the author of eight spy novels, including the Thomas Kell trilogy. The first novel in that trilogy, “A Foreign Country,” was acquired by Raindog Films and he’s currently adapting the novel for television.

Cumming has also written the screenplay “How to Catch a Russian Spy” for StudioCanal, which Drake Doremus will direct. His most recent novel, “A Divided Spy,” will be published in the U.S. in February.

MadRiver Pictures finances and produces three to four director and star-driven films per year in the $15-50 million budget range for global wide release. MadRiver and Insiders consolidated their foreign sales operations at the Cannes Film Festival to form IMR International, a Los Angeles-based joint venture whose operations are run by MadRiver’s Kim Fox.

MadRiver Pictures recently announced it was developing James Gray’s “Ad Astra.” It’s in post-production on Peter Landesman’s Watergate saga “Felt,” starring Liam Neeson and Diane Lane, and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller.

Di Bonaventura Pictures has produced the Transformers, G.I. Joe and Red franchises, along with “Salt,”  “Side Effects,” “Jack Ryan” and the upcoming “Deepwater Horizon.” It is currently in production on “Transformers 5” and “Granite Mountain.”