Move Over 007 - Colin Firth May Take Spy Role

Chiswick's Oscar winner options new series of thrillers

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Chiswick's Oscar-winning star, Colin Firth is believed to contemplating taking on a Bond-style role as a spy.

He has bought the movie rights to a new series of spy novels for his production company, Raindog Films.

Colin, who appeared as Bill Haydon in Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy, set up the film production company with former Sony UK chairman Ged Doherty and the have acquired the rights to A Foreign Country, the first part in a trilogy by Charles Cumming.

The novel tells the story of a disgraced spook, Tom Kell, who is brought back into the fold to check out the disappearance of a woman head of M16 who has vanished .

The second book, A Colder War is due out next year set in Greece and Turkey.

According to the Evening Standard, Firth is ready to bag the role as Kell and become the next big spy on screen.

The writer of the series, Charles Cumming says; “He would be perfect for the part because he is an actor who can convey both great passion and great dignity as well as superior intelligence, all characteristics of Tom Kell."

Cumming is being hailed as the next John le Carre.

Colin Firth's new film, Arthur Newman, a road movie about a former golf pro who teams up with a troubled woman (Emily Blunt) is released in the US today (April 26th).

April 26, 2013