Netflix and George Clooney have announced a multi-episode remake of the 1975 Sydney Pollack hit “Three Days of the Condor.”
Originally an Oscar-nominated feature-length film starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, the new series features Mark Wahlberg as a “bookish” undercover operative (code name “Condor”) working as a White House correspondent for the New York Times.
Turner (Wahlberg) is given secret documents proving the President colluded with Russia to rig the election. He shops the story to all the major networks while binge-watching CNN as national security officials testify in Congress about presidential abuse of power.
The story breaks like a tsunami over the globe, with every major news outlet running 24/7 coverage. Unfortunately, the story is proven false in less than 24 hours.
Suspended by the Times for malfeasance, Turner begins to distrust the handlers who fed him the documents, and discovers that many of his most influential media colleagues are also working under cover for the same unnamed shadowy group.
Turner’s entire investigative team is murdered by an assassin (Clive Owen), so he goes to ground in Washington, DC, where he kidnaps “Kathy Hale” (Emma Stone) and holds her captive until she begins to trust him. They become lovers.
Turner starts to uncover collusion between his secret employer, the media, and the U.S. intelligence community, but Hale accuses him of sexual harassment and he is fired by the Times.
Alone and afraid of assassination, Turner contacts investigative journalist Sharyl Atkisson (Jennifer Aniston) and they doggedly pursue the truth as Atkisson schools Turner on how to actually treat women with respect.
Turner’s employer is revealed as Organizing for Action (OFA, aka “Organizing for America” and “Obama for America”) which is headed by one J. Higgins (Tom Hanks). Turner and Atkisson confront Higgins in his DC mansion with proof that OFA colluded with the Clinton Foundation, the Democratic National Committee, the Russians, and the FBI, to provide the secret documents and assassinate Turner’s team at the Times.
Higgins admits everything. Turner and Atkisson say they’ve already contacted the media and the story will hit the Internet in a few days. As they walk out of the mansion, Higgins asks a question that hangs in the air: “How do you know?”