Magazine article Screen International

Versus Films Options Female Spy Novel 'A Quiet Life' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Versus Films Options Female Spy Novel 'A Quiet Life' (Exclusive)

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UK outfit is also working with William Boyd on Graham Greene adaptation.

A Quiet Life

UK film production company Versus Films has optioned the rights to develop Natasha Walter’s novel A Quiet Life into a feature film.

A Quiet Life is Walter’s well-received first novel inspired by the life of Melinda Marling, “the communist in the Schiaparelli coat” and wife of Cambridge spy Donald Maclean.

Walter is the author of non-fiction books The New Feminism and Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, and a previous judge on the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Versus Films is the recently launched independent production partnership between producer Victor Glynn (High Hopes) and publisher, photographer and writer Sophie Goldsworthy. …

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