Thursday, October 09, 2008


There seem to be a lot of political thrillers selling or being set up these days. Then again, I guess it is election season, so there may be a reason behind it all. One political thriller novel, "The Matarese Circle," is getting the Hollywood treatment with Denzel Washington attached to star.

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, book revolves around two men — one American, one Soviet — who must cooperate in order to foil a sinister plot to topple the world’s governments.

According to Variety, MGM began fast-tracking the project after beating out rival studios for the source matierial in April. The studio is eyeing a spring start date.