Following his direction of the true story “Captain Phillips,” it seems like filmmaker Paul Greengrass will be sticking with non-fiction as Deadline has learned that the director of “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “United 93” will develop an adaptation of “Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Queda and the CIA” to direct and produce.
The book (hitting U.S. shelves this September) is written by the titular agent, Morten Storm, along with Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister. It tells about his life as a former Islamic radical who became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. Greengrass excels at turning true stories into powerful dramatic features, so this certainly sounds like it could be a good fit to tell a compelling spy thriller. (CONTINUED)