Amma Asante To Direct Drama Thriller ‘The Billion Dollar Spy’

Ghanaian-British Filmmaker, Amma Asante will direct the upcoming film adaptation of Drama thriller ‘The Billion Dollar Spy’ by David E. Hoffman.

The movie tells the story of a man who became the Pentagon’s most valuable spy during the last years of the Cold War. Despite numerous rejections by a cautious CIA on the lookout for undercover KGB agents, Adolf G. Tolkachev, the chief designer at the USSR’s

Research Institute of Radio Engineering, handed over tens of thousands of pages of highly classified documents to the U.S.

Tolkachev quickly became the crown jewel of the CIA’s spy network, though in return, his greatest ask was for gifts for his son. For years, Tolkachev and his handler successfully eluded the KGB in its own backyard, until the day came when a shocking betrayal put them all at risk.

The film is scripted by Ben August, and will be produced by Walden Media and Akiva Goldsman. Greg Lessans of Weed Road will be the executive producer, and Naia Cucukov overseeing the project for Walden Media.

“We are so proud to have Amma at the helm of this prestigious project. She is an incredibly talented director who will bring her unique vision and experience to this film.” said Frank Smith, president/CEO of Walden Media.


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