TEHRAN –(Iranart)- A merican film production and distribution company CBS Films has purchased the rights of Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s best-selling book ‘Russian Roulette’, and will make a movie based on its story dealing with the Russian attempt to interfere with the US 2016 presidential election.
The book is currently on top of nonfiction titles on the New York Times bestseller list. Isikoff and Corn will serve as executive producers, Variety reported. The deal, announced Thursday, came following an auction of the movie rights. It was made on behalf of the Ross Yoon Agency by Hotchkiss & Associates. The book’s full title is ‘Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump’. It explores Moscow using hackers and trolls on US political targets and exploiting WikiLeaks to disseminate information in order to affect the 2016 election. Isikoff and Corn detail the alleged spying and political feuds against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, along with the ties between Russia and members of Trump’s inner circle.Trump has repeatedly insisted that there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia, calling such accusations “fake news.” Special counsel Robert Mueller has not yet implicated the Russian leader or established the collusion with Trump’s campaign.
source: FINANCIAL TRIBUNE