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Paramount and Pitt Take On THE NIGHT MANAGER

March 18, 2009

Plan B, Brad Pitt‘s company, is set to produce Paramount’s ‘The Night Manager‘. Based on novel The Night Manager Paramount has already granted  the production rights to Plan B, a production company belonging to Brad Pitt.

Having purchased the right from author John Le Carre, this spy thriller is sure to have plenty of surprises. Here’s a brief synopsis of the novel.

The novel follows Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier turned night auditor for a luxurious hotel. One night, Pine encounters Sophie, a French-Arab woman who has ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who has made a fortune from the sale of weapons. Sophie provides Pine with incriminating documents, which Pine forwards to a friend in British intelligence. Despite Pine’s best efforts to help her, Sophie’s betrayal is discovered and she is subsequently murdered. Six months later, Pine is approached by intelligence operatives Leonard Burr and Rex Goodhew, who are planning a carefully detailed sting operation against Roper. Eager to avenge Sophie, Pine agrees to go undercover to infiltrate Roper’s vast criminal empire, but the operation is jeopardized by an inter-agency turf war within the intelligence community.

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