Bruckheimer snags rights to Ignatius’s next novel

David Ignatius’ next novel comes out in 2009, but the movie rights have already been snatched up.

Jerry Bruckheimer’s production company has purchased the rights to The Increment.

“A shadowy, elite group of British undercover intelligence operatives are enlisted by a CIA agent to help a weapons scientist defect from Iran.”

Ignatius’ last book, Body of Lies, recently completed production and will be released on Dec. Ridley Scott directed, with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DeCaprio starring.