Hollywood options the Wonga Coup

The Independent reports that Miramax has bought the film rights to The Wonga Coup, Adam Roberts’ book about mercenary Simon Mann’s failed attempt to take over Equatorial Guinea in 2004.

There is as yet no production schedule, but any movie would tap into
Hollywood’s current appetite for Africa, which has spawned The Constant
Gardener, The Blood Diamond and The Last King of Scotland (about Idi
Amin’s murderous regime in Uganda).

"We’re optimistic Miramax will actually make it," Roberts tells me.
"Nic Cage would be good as Mann – he’s ageing, but has a very hard
edge." (The Independent)






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