Marc Webb to Direct Soviet Spy Tale Cold Comfort


Following word earlier this week that he’ll be continuing his Marvel franchise with Columbia Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 3, comes word, via Deadline, that Marc Webb will also helm 20th Century Fox’s upcoming true spy thriller Cold Comfort, based on the upcoming book “How to Catch a Russian Spy.”

“How to Catch a Russian Spy” is officially described at Publisher’s Marketplace as being, “the true account of an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil (and who will reveal his identity at publication), co-written by Newsday columnist and NYT bestselling author Ellis Henican.”

Outside of his work in the Marvel Universe, Webb is best known for his debut feature, (500) Days of Summer.

Bard Dorros and Michael Sugar are attached to produce alongside Webb with Ashley Zalta co-producing.

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