‘Adrift helmer Baltasar Kormakur and Hugh Jackman are circling The Good Spy, Kai Bird’s biography of CIA operative Robert Ames that Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation set up in 2014. Script is by F. Scott Frazier
Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes are producing along with Evan Hayes. Bird will act as a consultant on the project.
They are waiting for a rewrite, but the hope is for Jackman to play Ames, an operative in the Middle East who was a big proponent of breaking down barriers by forming strong relationships there. He was killed in the bombing outside the 1983 American Embassy in Beirut, and his grave at the Arlington National Cemetery is the only one that carries “CIA” in its inscription. The film is based on his career exploits and personal life.
Both filmmaker and star are repped by WME.’