Although Robert Ludlum fans likely have their immediate focus on August 10th's release of The Bourne Legacy, they should be pleased to hear that another of the author's popular works is still underway at Lionsgate. Speaking with ComingSoon.net at a press conference this afternoon for the Tony Gilroy film, producer Ben Smith offered an update on The Osterman Weekend.
"We are beginning to cast that in the next week," he said, indicating the project is a go at the studio.
Set prior to the Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate merge, the film was drafted by Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family), based on Ludlum's espionage thriller. The novel was previously adapted into a film by Sam Peckinpah (his final work) in 1983.
Check back for casting details on the project as soon as they become available.