''Killer Spy'' made movie news the week of September 5, 1997

By David Hochman
Updated September 05, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

INS AND OUTS Killer Spy, the movie version of the life of CIA turncoat Aldrich Ames, is having a killer time finding a lead. A year ago, Al Pacino was reported as star of the Fox 2000 biopic. Since then, however, Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, and Kevin Spacey have been attached to the film. Most recently Val Kilmer was offered the part. ”It’s a very, very difficult project,” admits producer Art Linson (Heat). ”We’re not putting Superman together here. It’s a story about a guy who makes himself and the country look really bad.”