ADAPTATIONS

Many of John's works have been adapted for television and the silver screen

All The Money In The World (2017)

 

The film depicts the events surrounding the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in Italy and the refusal of his grandfather, the multi-billionaire oil tycoon J Paul Getty, to cooperate with the extortion demands of the organized crime Mafia group 'Ndrangheta.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris

Director: Ridley Scott

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legend (2015)

 

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Christopher Eccleston, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Taron Egerton

Director: Brian Helgeland

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John Pearson on "Legend":

"It’s been over fifty incredible years since the violent and publicity-mad Kray twins signed me up to write the story of their lives, hoping it would one day be made into a successful movie. That day has now arrived, and I can only be grateful that, unlike the twins, I have lived long enough to finally see a great movie, based on that book I wrote so long ago, and entitled ‘Legend’.

 

In fact this extremely exciting adaptation of my book is the work of Hollywood writer-director Brian Helgeland, famous for early successes like L.A. Confidential and Mystic River. The idol of the young, British actor Tom Hardy, delivers a virtuosic performance as both twins that will truly captivate his audience.

 

My original biography of the Kray Twins, The Profession of Violence (Legend edition) is also now on sale, with a new postscript, and should have a particular interest for the younger generation, who don’t know the extraordinary and unique story of the Krays."

Picture: John Pearson with Tom Hardy on the set of Legend

LUCAN (2013)

 

A two-part drama about infamous aristocrat John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny.

Starring: Rory Kinnear, Christopher Eccleston, Catherine McCormack, Michael Gambon

Director: Adrian Shergold

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goldeneye (1989)

 

Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

Starring: Charles Dance, Phyllis Logan, Patrick Ryecart, Richard Griffiths, Julian Fellowes

Director: Don Boyd

       

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