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Blair Underwood Buys Rights to Espionage Best-Seller ‘Camelot’s Cousin’ to Star in & Produce

Blair Underwood Buys Rights to Espionage Best-Seller 'Camelot's Cousin' to Star in & Produce

More Berlin/European Film Market news you can use…

Blair Underwood, via his Intrepid Pictures, along with Little Studio Films, have purchased the film rights to author David R. Stokes’ best-selling book “Camelot’s Cousin: The Spy Who Betrayed Kennedy,” as a starring vehicle for Underwood.

Asking whether one of President Kennedy’s closest friends was a Soviet mole, the espionage thriller, set against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis and other famous events during the Kennedy administration, follows Templeton Davis, a scholar and media personality, who becomes lost in an investigation, as he travels far and wide in his quest to unravel one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries, after the discovery of a long-buried journal suggests that one of President Kennedy’s most trusted friends was actually a Soviet spy. 

Underwood will of course play Templeton Davis.

“Blair Underwood is a gifted performer and communicator with the right skills and persona to bring Temp to life as a man of deep thought and heroic action. I didn’t have him in mind when I created Temp a few years ago, but I might as well have. It’s uncanny how much this remarkable actor fits the bill,” author David R. Stokes states.

Underwood and his business partner Tommy Morgan will produce the film, along with Alexia Melocchi and Alexandra Yacovlef of Little Studio Films, who also represent Stokes.

Producers are shopping the project to buyers at the European Film Market, which kicked off last week, in Berlin.

Another book to add to the “to-read” stack, which is about 10 ft high now. If you’ve read it, thoughts, especially with Underwood as the lead protag?

If you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, click here.

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