EXCLUSIVE: Bluegrass Films has optioned The Spy Who Loved, a biography written by Clare Mulley about WWII British spy Christine Granville. Cat Vasko has been hired to write the script, and Bluegrass’s Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are producing. Mulley will be a consultant on the project.
Granville took on one dangerous mission after another, skiing over the High Tatras into occupied Poland, serving in North Africa and Egypt and North Africa, parachuting behind enemy lines into France. Those who did what Granville attempted lasted about six weeks, but she narrowly escaped arrest numerous times and saved the lives of fellow officers — including one of her many lovers — just before they were executed by the Gestapo. She was an intelligence gold mine for the allies and won the George Medal, the OBE and the Croix de Guerre. Sadly, she was murdered in 1952 by an obsessive colleague in London.
Vasko, who sold the script Queen Of The Air to Warner Bros earlier this year, is repped by WME, Grandview and Hansen Jacobson.