The Body Of Lies author’s new novel, not due to land in bookshops until this June, focuses on Graham Weber, who has just become Director of the CIA. One morning, a Swiss teenager walks into the American consulate in Hamburg, announces that the agency has been hacked and produces a list of agents’ names as evidence.
With the agency scrambling to find and plug the source of the leak, Weber assigns in-house tech expect James Morris, head of the Internet Operations Centre, to a mole hunt that will take him deep into the hacker underground of Europe and the United States.
Greengrass has a few potential projects floating around at the moment, including long-gestating Martin Luther King film Memphis and Stephen King adaptation The Stand. But the chance to work with Rudin and De Luca again could prove a powerful draw. Might they tempt Tom Hanks to play Weber? We wouldn't rule it out.