Paul Greengrass scored a nice hit with his most recent feature Captain Phillips, which did fairly well at the box office and received a slew of critical praise. Deadline is reporting that the director is now attached to adapt another true story for the big screen. Greengrass will reteam with his Captain Phillips producer Scott Rudin to adapt Morten Storm’s non-fiction book Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda.
Storm was a former Islamic radical who became a double agent for the CIA as well as British and Danish intelligence. Greengrass excels at turning true stories into powerful dramatic features, so this sounds like it could be a good fit. He’s still attached to the Martin Luther King Jr. film Memphis, which I hope comes together one day. Hit the jump to read the official synopsis for Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda. The book will be available to buy on September 2nd.