On the heels of his critically-acclaimed true-story drama Captain Phillips, director Paul Greengrass is teaming up yet again with producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures for the adaptation Agent Storm, based on the upcoming book by Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister.
Here's the official description of the book, which will be published on September 2 by Atlantic Monthly Press.
"Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, and Storm sought purpose in a community of believers. He attended a militant madrasah in Yemen, named his son Osama, and became close friends with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born terrorist cleric. But after a decade of Jihadi life, he not only repudiated extremism but, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.
Agent Storm takes readers inside the jihadist world like never before, showing the daily life of zealous men set on mass murder, from dodging drones with al-Qaeda leaders in the Arabian desert to training in extremist gyms in Britain and performing supply drops in Kenya. The book also provides a tantalizing look at his dangerous life undercover, as Storm traveled the world for missions targeting its most dangerous terrorists , and into the world's most powerful spy agencies: their tradecraft, rivalries, and late-night carousing, as well as their ruthless use of a beautiful blonde in an ambitious honey trap. Agent Storm is a captivating, utterly unique, real-life espionage tale."
Paul Greengrass is developing the adaptation to direct himself. It isn't known if he is writing the script himself, or if he will enlist another writer. The filmmaker is also developing another true-story project with Scott Rudin, Memphis, which follows the last days of Martin Luther King before his murder, and the nationwide manhunt that was launched for his killer.