Dominic Cooper is set to play Ian Fleming in a biopic of James Bond creator called Fleming. The miniseries has been given the green light by U.K.'s Sky Atlantic, reports Variety.
The project directed by Mat Whitecross from the script by John Brownlow and Don Macpherson, is set in World War II after Fleming's career as a banker and stockbroker didn't work out, and was then hired by British Naval intelligence in an undercover campaign against the Nazis. These experiences served as inspiration for the 007 character who shared the some of the same qualities as Fleming, a man known in English society for his like of alcohol and women.
Cooper said that "Stepping into the shoes of the spy who not only created the enigmatic character of 007, but who fantasized about being him has to be every actor's dream."
U.K.'s Ecosse Films is producing.
Talented Cooper has credits including The Devil's Double, Captain America: The First Avenger, My Week with Marilyn and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He can be seen next alongside Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Isabelle Huppert and Armand Assante in Niels Arden Oplev's Dead Man Down. His future projects include the eagerly-anticipated adaptation of the successful Electronic Arts (EA) game Need for Speed.