The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum

In its first major material deal made since Mary Parent took over as head of MGM’s worldwide motion picture group, the studio ponied up for “The Matarese Circle,” a 1979 book by Robert Ludlum. Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media will co-finance the film, and Denzel Washington is attached to star. The book sold for $3 million, with another seven-figures to be paid to screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (“3:10 to Yuma,” the upcoming “Wanted”) The story appears to be a thriller where a pair of rival CIA and KGB spies must team up to take down international terrorists. This could be great.