Academy Award winning screenwriter Stephen Gaghan is a busy guy right now. Not only does he have Matthew McConaughey nearing a deal to star in his upcoming feature, Gold, but now he’s also gearing up to direct and executive produce an AMC pilot, too. It’s called White City and is being described as a geopolitical drama about Western diplomats and journalists in Afghanistan. We last reported on it well over a year ago when it was amongst a list of shows AMC had in development.
The concept comes from co-writers and co-executive producers Nick McDonell and John Dempsey. McDonell wrote the book Twelve, which was adapted into a film that hopefully you’ve forgotten by now. He also worked as a journalist, covering Iraq and Afghanistan. Dempsey is a former resident of Kabul who became a senior advisor on Afghanistan. Hit the jump for more on what they’ve got in the works.