Marc Forster Takes On New Ludlum Movie
Originally published in 1977, The Chancellor Manuscript will be adapted by Peter O’Brien and will be made with Paramount Studios.
Today Variety described the story as ‘Story centers on Peter Chancellor, who turns in a novel about D.C. power brokers who are blackmailed into altering U.S. policies. When some operatives get hold of the manuscript, they think he has uncovered their actual scheme and try to hunt the author down.’
Leonardo Di Caprio is also attached to star in the project while the continuing Bourne series struggles to keep hold of Matt Damon after losing director Paul Greengrass.
It seems that Ludlum’s novels are prime fodder for movie makers as four other projects are currently on the table with actor turned producer Tom Cruise attached to The Matarese Circle.