1. James McAvoy attached to new Ian Fleming biopic

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-12-29

    Scottish actor James McAvoy is reportedly attached to star in a newly announced Ian Fleming biopic.

    Ian Fleming

    Ian Fleming

    According to Pajiba, the Atonement and Wanted star is currently the top name in line for the lead role.

    The project, with a current working title of Ian Fleming, is being developed by Palmstar Entertainment and Animus Films and is based off of Andrew Lycett’s extensive 1995 biography of the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond.

    The biopic is said to be independently financed at a cost of roughly $40 million. While no release date has been announced, the producers are currently in search of a director. Matt Brown, who helmed and wrote 2000’s Ropewalk, is writing the screenplay.

    As earlier reported on, a separate Fleming biopic (produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way company) is also in the development stage. For more on this project, check out this CBn article.

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