You probably remember the story of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB agent who in 2006 was poisoned with the highly radioactive substance polonium-210. As he basically dissolved to death in a London hospital room, he publicly accused the then-President of Russia Vladimir Putin of poisoning him. The question of whether or not Putin was guilty was never answered definitively, but now Warner Brothers wants to turn it into a movie.
That movie is titled Londongrad, and the studio is reportedly interested in director Rupert Wyatt (who did Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Michael Fassbender to star. Fans of Fassbender know that he’s capable of doing a role like this after seeing his unforgettable performance as the hunger-striking Bobby Sands in Hunger. Both movies would be about people who died slowly and painfully for political reasons, albeit under very different circumstances. Sounds like a fun Saturday afternoon double feature to me! (Deadline)