John Orloff to Write Ian Fleming Biopic


John Orloff (A Mighty Heart) will write the screenplay for Fleming, a biopic about Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way is producing at Warner Bros., which will look at critical moments in the life of the colorful author and journalist. Andrew Lazar/Mad Chance also are producing.

The son of a Parliament member, Fleming served as an intelligence officer in the British Navy and later created the Bond character.

The author penned the first Bond book, “Casino Royale,” in 1953 and went on to write a total of 14 Bond novels featuring the debonair spy. He died in 1964.