Cross Creek Tackling 'The Spy's Son' (Exclusive)
3:14 PM PDT 4/27/2017 by Borys Kit
Harrison Query will write the script for the adaptation.
Cross Creek Pictures, one of the producers behind Hacksaw Ridge, has preemptively picked up The Spy’s Son, a pitch package from Harrison Query.
Scott Glassgold’s Ground Control Entertainment is producing along with Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver and John Doherty, as well as Celerity Pictures’ Jay Schuminsky. Jarod Einsohn will act as a co-producer.
Spy’s Son is based on Bryan Denson’s best-selling 2015 book, which tells the true story of a high-ranking star CIA officer who was brought low when he was caught selling secrets to the Russians. But he then embarrassed the U.S. government when he did it again, this time from behind prison bars. What the imprisoned officer did was use his son, training him in the ways of spycraft, to continue to spy for Russia and to even ferret out the mole that ratted on him in the first place.
Denson is an Oregon-based reporter who covered the father-son espionage trials.
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Thanks to my globe trotting friends
I am blessed with so many friends who traveled the world, literally, with copies of The Spy’s Son, shooting photos as they went. The book showed up at the Kremlin, and on a plane to (or was it from) China. Beaches. Boats. Bookshelves. The International Spy Museum.
Among the images are the Cliff Notes version of The Spy’s Son and a “double booking” (both courtesy of my old friend Paul Gilmore), a literal home-on-the-range reading in eastern Oregon (courtesy of Les Zaitz, the dean of investigative reporters in my adopted Beaver State), and my young friend Tessa (courtesy of Helen Jung). And let us not forget that the book (unlike its author) made its way into Harvard (thank you, Anna Griffin).
I love all of you. Many thanks.