THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Derek Weissbein will adapt the screenplay for the Maven Pictures production.
Olivia Cooke will star in the true story of tennis-star-turned-spy Alice Marble in Courting Danger.
When World War II broke out, Marble, a three-time tennis world champion at the time, defied the wishes of her longtime coach and left the sport in order to become an Allied spy, gathering intel on the Nazis that proved instrumental in the Nuremberg trials.
The feature will be adapted from Dale Leatherman’s book, Courting Danger: My Adventures in World Class Tennis, Golden Age Hollywood, and High Stakes Spying. Derek Weissbein will pen the screenplay.
Courting Danger is the latest feature from Maven Pictures (The Kids Are Alright, American Honey), with Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray producing and Jenny Halper and Susie Talbot acting as exec producers.
Cooke, whose breakout performance came in the Sundance hit Me, Earl and the Dying Girl, will soon be seen in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.
Maven Pictures upcoming project include Fritz Böhm’s Wildling, starring Bel Powley and Liv Tyler, and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots drama Kings, starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig.
March 30, 2017 • 0 Comments