British broadcaster Company Pictures started to work on the creation of a three-part film about the case of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko, in November 2006, he died in London. About it writes the Guardian with reference to the head of a television company Judy Lannigan.
According to her, the film will be shot according to the book the former correspondent of the British newspaper the Guardian in Moscow, Luke Harding “a Very expensive poison.” “The book is truly wonderful and close to life, and therefore reads like a story about James bond,” he said Kanigan.
She added that in the drama of Harding “mixed global shifts in world politics, the persistence of the British detectives, as well as the importance of democracy, freedom of speech and the rule of law that protect us from demagoguery”.
The author of the book, the plot of which will form the basis for the upcoming film, said he was happy that the story of Alexander Litvinenko “will finally become a television drama”. The publication notes that earlier book Harding about Edward Snowden also was screened by: in 2016, rolling out the film “Snowden” (Snowden) directed by Oliver stone.
Former Russian special services officer Alexander Litvinenko, who was granted asylum in Britain, died in London on 23 November 2006, according to official figures, from-for poisonings with radioactive polonium, however, the circumstances of the death are still not completely established.
On January 21 the Royal court in London announced the results of public hearings on the “Litvinenko case”. The report said that the probable perpetrators of the murder of ex-FSB officer are state Duma Deputy Andrei Lugovoi and businessman Dmitry Kovtun, and the approval of the assassination of Litvinenko could give at that time head of the FSB Nikolai Patrushev and President Vladimir Putin.
In the Kremlin these findings called quasiresonant. “Why quasiresonant? Because we are talking about some judgments based on probability, the use of the words “probably” and “likely”, — said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.