Basil Iwaynk’s Thunder Road To Produce ‘The Confidence Men’ Film Based On Margalit Fox’s Novel, With Fox Adapting; True WWI Tale Follows British P.O.W.s Escaping Turkish Camp Via Ouija Board

Basil Iwaynk’s Thunder Road To Produce ‘The Confidence Men’ Film Based On Margalit Fox’s Novel, With Fox Adapting; True WWI Tale Follows British P.O.W.s Escaping Turkish Camp Via Ouija Board
Exclusive: Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Films is developing a film based on the book The Confidence Men, by award-winning former New York Times journalist Margalit Fox—which is billed as the story of the most remarkable P.O.W. escape in history. Fox will adapt the book, in her screenwriting debut, with Iwanyk and Erica Lee producing for Thunder Road, and Esther Hornstein serving as exec producer.

Published by Random House in 2021, The Confidence Men is a World War I tale about two British officers who escape from a remote Turkish P.O.W. camp…by means of a Ouija board. Interned in an Ottoman prison camp in 1916, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill join forces to bamboozle their iron-fisted captors. To stave off despair and boredom, Jones takes a handmade Ouija board and fakes elaborate séances for his fellow prisoners. Word gets around, and one day an Ottoman official
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