“Twilight” star to adapt “Life and Death of America’s First Spy”

“Twilight” star to adapt “Life and Death of America’s First Spy”

PanARMENIAN.Net - Peter Facinelli’s A7SLE Films has acquired movie rights to M. William Phelps’, “Nathan Hale: The Life and Death of America’s First Spy” Variety reported.

Hale was executed at the age of 21 in 1776 by the British after being discovered as a spy during the Revolutionary War. His last words were “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country” before he was hanged.

The book was originally in development at Warner Bros. in 2007 and was acquired by Facinelli when the deal lapsed.

“I am excited to bring the story of Nathan Hale to life, a man who sacrificed everything for what he believed in,” Facinelli said.

Facinelli, who played Carlisle Cullen in the “Twilight” films, recently finished production through his A7SLE Films on “The Last Word” and will soon begin production on NBC’s midseason drama “Odyssey.”

A7SLE’s Rob DeFranco negotiated the deal with Matthew Valentinas for Phelps. Facinelli and DeFranco are repped by APA, Intellectual Artists Management and attorney Barry Littman.

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