Paul Greengrass to dramatize more recent history with Al Qaeda thriller

Paul Greengrass to dramatize more recent history with Al Qaeda thriller

Apart from the second and third Bourne movies, Paul Greengrass has made a specialty of dramatizing history, much of it very recent. The latest on a list of films that includes Bloody Sunday, United 93, Green Zone, and Captain Phillips will be an Al Qaeda-themed drama based on Morten Storm’s memoir Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda And The CIA.

The Danish-born Storm converted to Islam and quickly became a radical. After attending a madrasah in Yemen and naming his son Osama, Storm suddenly had a change of heart and backed away from his extremist views to become a double agent, spying on Al Qaeda for American, British, and Danish intelligence.

Greengrass is also apparently still at work on an older bit of history to dramatize: Memphis, his long-in-the-works film about the final days of Martin Luther King. Universal Pictures dropped the film back in 2011, so who knows who will release the film or when.




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