Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Where Hands Touch

One of the UK’s most promising up-and-coming directors is finally hitting the big leagues with a Cold War drama. Deadline reports that A United Kingdom director Amma Asante is set to helm a Ben August-penned adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David E. Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy.” Hoffman’s 2015 book tells the true story of a high ranking USSR engineer who provided the CIA with tens of thousands of highly classified documents during the Cold War. Adolf G. Tolkachev quickly became a hugely valuable asset for the Americans but, curiously, his most significant demand was not for a financial reward but, instead, gifts for his son.


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