Disney, Bruckheimer Acquire The Increment

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Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have acquired screen rights to “The Increment,” a geopolitical thriller novel by David Ignatius to be published by WW Norton next year, reports Variety.

The title refers to a shadowy, elite group of British undercover intelligence operatives who are conscripted by a CIA agent to help a weapons scientist defect from Iran.

Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, wrote “Body of Lies,” the 2007 novel that was adapted by William Monahan into the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.

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