Is Brad Pitt ready to play hooky as "The Night Manager"?  Variety reports that at the moment, Pitt and his Plan B production company are only producing the movie adaptation of John Le Carre's 1993 novel for Paramount Pictures.  However, you can bet that the Melrose studio wouldn't say "no" if Pitt decided to star in the thriller.

Le Carre's story centers on a manager of a European hotel who is recruited by secret agents to infiltrate the network of a dangerous international arms dealer.

The award-winning British espionage author has seen a number of his books brought to the big screen over the decades including "The Constant Gardener," "The Russia House," "The Tailor of Panama" and "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold." 

Adapting "Manager" is Robert Edwards, a former intelligence officer during the Gulf War who wrote and direct the 2006 political satire "Land of the Blind."

Pitt's Plan B has three films set for release: Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," "The Tree of Life" and "The Time Traveler's Wife" starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.  Out of the three, Pitt only starred in "Tree of Life." Will "Night Manager" make the cut?  Expect the choice of director to significantly influence that decision down the road.

 

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