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'Harry Potter' Producer To Adapt Thriller 'Treachery of Spies'

The historical thriller starts with a murder in WWII France and unfurls its mysteries into the present day with a brilliant but haunted female detective as the lead.

2020-05-19T16:46:00Z

Courtesy : Deadline

Beaglepug, London based production company founded by veteran Harry Potter producer David Barron, and Enriched Media Group have secured all TV, film and ancillary rights to the award-winning novel A Treachery of Spies by Manda Scott. 

The historical thriller starts with a murder in WWII France and unfurls its mysteries into the present day with a brilliant but haunted female detective as the lead. The partners are currently in active discussions in both the U.K. and U.S. for the TV rights. A Treachery of Spies is the second of Scott’s espionage thrillers to feature Detective Inspector Inès Picaut and the first to be adapted.

"Seeing the impact of the crime through the eyes of Inès, an ordinary woman with unique skills, only highlights how extraordinary the events were," said Barron, who produced six Harry Potter films, as well as films such as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Hamlet, Disney's Cinderella, Legend of Tarzan, Mowgli and Escape From Pretoria. "I’m thrilled to be adapting this wholly distinctive piece of European IP for the global market."

The Enriched Media Group principals are executive producers and financiers on Paul Schrader's First Reformed. They previously partnered with BeaglePug on the recent feature Escape From Pretoria, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

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