In a story from Variety, Eric Eisner's L+E Pictures has grabbed the feature rights to Shmu-el Segev's novel Alone in Damascus. The book examines the life of Israeli spy Eli Cohen.
Cohen was a Mossad agent from 1960 until his public execution in 1965. He built close ties with Syrian leaders, and almost rose to the rank of Syrian defense minister. He supplied Israel with many details about Syrian politics and the military.
The script will be written by Lior Geller.
Eisner is the son of former Disney head honcho Michael Eisner.