Ridley Scott CIA Movie ‘Neither Confirm Nor Deny’ Finds Writer (Exclusive)

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Ridley Scott CIA Movie ‘Neither Confirm Nor Deny’ Finds Writer (Exclusive)
Dave Collard has been hired to script the CIA thriller “Neither Confirm Nor Deny,” set up with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films and New Sparta Films, Variety has learned.

The project originated last year when the producers acquired movie rights to the David H. Sharp book “The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-Armed Soviet Sub.”

The book details the aftermath of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-129 sinking in the Pacific Ocean in 1968 in 16,000 feet of water. Despite a massive secret search, the Soviets never found their missing submarine – but the Americans located it as the CIA hatched Azorian, the code name for a six-year operation to bring up the sub and its secrets, using a cover story involving ocean mining fronted by the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.

When their cover was blown by press coverage, the CIA’s response was “We can neither confirm nor deny.
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