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‘The Night Manager’ Executive Producer Stephen Garrett Snaps Up Rights To BBC Reporter’s Russian Spy Book

‘The Night Manager’ Executive Producer Stephen Garrett Snaps Up Rights To BBC Reporter’s Russian Spy Book

The Night Manager executive producer Stephen Garrett is taking his latest run at the spy genre after his production house optioned a book on Russian espionage by the BBC’s long-time security correspondent.

Character 7 has taken the rights to Gordon Corera’s non-fiction book Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories And The Hunt for Putin’s Spies with a view to turning it into a television series.

Russians Among Us tells the story of Vladimir Putin’s espionage campaign in the West, the Russian ‘deep cover’ spies who penetrated America and the FBI campaign to capture them.

Garrett said: “I’ve always found spy stories to be compelling recipes for a thriller. Spies not only lie for a living, but they have to lie to their nearest and dearest, too. Gordon Corera has unearthed a jaw-dropping tale — and all the more jaw-dropping for being as zeitgeisty as it is true.

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