After Years in Development, HBO Pulls Plug on Cold War Spy Drama Deadline
HBO has rejected a spy drama that has been in the works at the pay-cable channel for years. Deadline.com reports that the network passed on the Cold War drama "The Missionary," which counted New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell as one of its producers.
The drama also included Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of "Boardwalk Empire" as its producers, and was written by Charles Randolph and directed by Baltasar Kormakur. The project was set in late 1960s Berlin.
As we reported back in 2010, Gladwell and Randolph had been working on a spy project when they joined with Wahlberg and Levinson, taking the joint project to HBO.