Tom Hanks to produce New Line’s ‘Agent Zigzag’

Washington, Sept 20 : New Line cinema and Tom Hanks will be bringing just published Ben Macintyre book "Agent Zigzag: True Wartime Story of Love and Deception" to the big screen after the studio won an auction for its screen rights.

The book is based on the true story of Edward Arnold Chapman, a career criminal who spied on the Germans for the British in WWII.

New Line muscled out sister studio Warner Bros. for the rights after upping their bid to a high-six figure deal, reports Variety.

CAA repped the book, which was just released in the US by publishers Harmony.

The movie adaptation of the book will be produced by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. (With inputs from ANI)