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New writer boards Bond creator biopic

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Thursday, January 29, 2009

Screenwriter John Orloff has been hired to rewrite Fleming, a movie about the creator of James Bond that's been in development with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way production company.

When news of this project first broke in May of last year the script for Fleming has been written by Damian Stevenson and there was some buzz that perhaps DiCaprio may also have an interest in playing the part of the literary creator. A month later Latino Review's El Mayimbe turned in a very negative review of Stevenson's draft which may have had a hand in why we're here today.

Orloff wrote the screenplay for A Mighty Heart, the biopic about the wife of slain news journalist Daniel Pearl. Angelina Jolie played Mariane Pearl in that film. Orloff also wrote a couple of episodes of the well-received Band of Brothers WWII series.

The true life story of Ian Fleming does sound like a good way to spend a couple of hours watching in a darkened theater. In addition to creating Bond and writing 14 007 novels Fleming also served the British government as an intelligence officer and maintained his friendship with several spooks during the Cold War. He passed away in 1964.

-The Hollywood Reporter.
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Posted: 10 years 16 weeks ago

Fleming was also, by all accounts, a tremendous snob and prone to not being a very nice man. Interesting character though with a colourful life.

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
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Posted: 10 years 16 weeks ago

i dont know anything about Fleming except that he wrote James Bond. Period. This should be interesting.