Anton Corbijn will direct an adaptation of John le Carré's bestselling terrorism novel, A Most Wanted Man.

The film follows a British banker who tries to help a young Muslim immigrant -- the son of a Chechen peasant and a Russian officer -- targeted by the U.S., British and German secret services after he is taken in by a Turkish family in Hamburg.

The script was written by Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness).

Production is expected to begin this winter.