Adapted from Eric Dezenhall and Gus Russo's book, Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War is expected to recreate the espionage suspense tale with Hollywood's two celebrated actors.
Amazon and MGM studios have grabbed the package deal for Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale lead spy thriller film, Best of Enemies. The actor duo is reteaming with their 2013 film producer - Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven after spreading their magic in American Hustle 10 years ago. Based on the spy thriller book series of the same name, the upcoming film is under development and it is anticipated that the Maestro director might be directing this adaptation. However, there is no sort of confirmation yet.
Best of Enemies deal closure
According to Deadline sources, the movie had a competitive deal with about eight bidders on the line. Amazon and Warner Bros had a neck-to-neck bidding before the former struck the deal. The deal is a whopping seven figures for the writer and producer. It is also reported that the adaptation will have a theatrical release.
The script is helmed by singer Eric Warren and the makers are paying a hefty sum for their upcoming thriller.
Adapted from the best-selling book of Eric Dezenhall and Gus Russo, Best of Enemies: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War - this espionage thriller is expected to recreate the suspense tale with Hollywood's two celebrated actors.
The thriller book series narrates the fearless story of CIA agent Jack Platt (to be played by Cooper) and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko (to be played by Bale).
Their unlikely and budding friendship during the Cold War era begins to create a stir in the intelligence offices and their mission of provoking one another to betray their country.
Bradley Cooper is currently busy promoting his directorial Maestro based on the life of American conductor Leonard Bernstein. The critically-acclaimed film will be releasing on Netflix on December 20.