Charlie Wilson's War: According to The Hollywood Reporter, "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin will write an adaptation of Charlie Wilson's War, a nonfiction book by George Crile. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are producing through their Playtone banner, while Universal Pictures will distribute.

"War" is the story of the CIA's covert operation in Afghanistan to arm the mujahedeen. It was engineered by Charlie Wilson, a charismatic, womanizing, liberal Texas congressman who teamed up with a rogue CIA operative named Gust Avrakatos. The two manipulated Congress, the CIA and a host of foreign governments in order to assist the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviets in the 1980s. Universal and Playtone optioned the book in July.

Brian B.