MadRiver Pictures to Adapt Charles Cumming's Novel 'The Plane'

Charles Cumming's upcoming novel The Plane has been acquired by MadRiver Pictures for a film adaptation.

The project is described as a high concept action-thriller, but the logline is being kept under wraps.

MadRiver Pictures' Marc Butan will produce alongside Di Bonaventura Pictures' Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, with Alexandra Loewy overseeing for the company. Edward Fee and Riverstone Pictures' Deepak Nayar and Nik Bower are executive producing.

Charles Cumming has written eight spy novels, and his most recent novel, A Divided Spy, will be published in the U.S. in February. The first in the Thomas Kell trilogy, A Foreign Country, was acquired by Raindog Films, and he is currently adapting the novel for television. He also wrote the screenplay called How to Catch a Russian Spy for StudioCanal, which Drake Doremus is attached to direct. He is represented by CAA, Grandview, and Janklow/Nesbitt.