John le Carré's latest spy thriller, A Delicate Truth, is published today in the UK — and early next month here in the US — and we're learning that William Monahan (London Boulevard, Body of Lies, The Departed) may turn the book into a screenplay for The Ink Factory to produce. (More about the book, below.) The studio is already in post-production for another film adaptation of a le Carré novel, A Most Wanted Man, which is scheduled to be in theaters in the UK in November.
To celebrate the publication of A Delicate Truth, The Ink Factory has also produced a short film inspired by the book, which was released on the author's website earlier today. We've embedded it, below.
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A Delicate Truth
John le Carré
2008. A counter-terrorist operation, codenamed Wildlife, is being mounted on the British crown colony of Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, a private defense contractor who is also his bosom friend, and a shady American CIA operative of the evangelical far-right. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's personal private secretary, Toby Bell, is not cleared for it.
Cornwall, UK, 2011. A disgraced Special Forces Soldier delivers a message from the dead. Was Operation Wildlife the success it was cracked up to be — or a human tragedy that was ruthlessly covered up? Summoned by Sir Christopher ("Kit") Probyn, retired British diplomat, to his decaying Cornish manor house, and closely observed by Kit's beautiful daughter, Emily, Toby must choose between his conscience and duty to his Service. If the only thing necessary to the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing, how can he keep silent?
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