Directors set for Russian Spy,Slender Man

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“American Ultra” director Nima Nourizadeh will direct “Tracking of a Russian Spy”, based on Mitch Swenson’s novella about a mysterious Russian woman.

StudioCanal and The Picture Company are behind the true-story thriller, which centers on a secret romance between Swenson and Katya, a mysterious Russian woman he met in a New York nightclub. She disappeared suddenly after the arrest of 10 Russian-Americans who were charged with spying for the Kremlin. Swenson went to Moscow to uncover who his love really was, leading him down a rabbit hole of intrigue and shadow government operations deep within Russia.

Meanwhile, Sylvain White (“Stomp the Yard”) has come aboard “Slender Man” for Screen Gems.

The film is inspired by a character that originated in an internet meme but gained game after reports violent acts were being carried out in his name.

The character – a lanky, faceless figure in a black suit – is the subject of HBO doc “Beware the Slenderman”, airing this month.

Producing the film are Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow.

Via ‘The Hollywood Reporter‘, ‘Heat Vision