The Telegraph is reporting that James McAvoy (Atonement, The Last Station) is attached to star in the film adaptation of Andrew Lycett's biography Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond. Palmstar Entertainment is expected to begin production based on Matt Brown's script later this year.
Lycett has also authored several other biographies, including his 2007 portrait of The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
About Ian Fleming: Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. Updated to include new information on the Bond phenomenon, the definitive biography of author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond 007, also includes information about Fleming's career in naval intelligence where he masterminded many top-secret operations. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best -- part history, part gossip and part an informed reassessment of one of this century's most celebrated yet mysterious personalities.
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