Kumail Nanjiani is teaming up with Sam Bain, co-creator of Peep Show, for a feature film that will put a comedy spin on the spy genre. Here’s what we know about the project, which is titled No Glory…
The film is based on an unpublished manuscript by National Security Operative and author Scott Shephard. The manuscript is described as “The Rambunctious Patriotism and World-Wide Shenanigans of a First Generation American in the Clandestine Service of a Grateful and Mostly Unwitting Nation.”
Sam Bain is adapting the manuscript into a book, with help from The Big Short and Vice helmer Adam McKay.
Kumail Nanjiani, who was Oscar-nominated for his based-on-truth feature The Big Sick, has boarded the project in what we believe to be the lead role. He’ll be the first generation American getting into shenanigans, we assume.
Adam McKay said this to Deadline Hollywood:
“I can’t wait to dig into this government operative and incredible story. With Kumail at the helm this has a chance to be really ‘special,’ as Kumail likes to say.”
David Carrico, who is producing through the company Valparaiso Pictures, added this:
“This is the type of story that we created our company to help tell, narratives that can have broad commercial appeal without sacrificing artistry. We found the prefect partners and storytellers in Kumail & Adam.”
As we hear more, we’ll keep you posted.