Paul Greengrass to helm a film on an extremist

PTI| Updated: Jul 30, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

Los Angeles: Director Paul Greengrass will reportedly helm a movie based on the non-fiction novel `Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA`.

Sony Pictures has acquired movie rights of the book, which will be available in stores starting September 2, reportedly.

`Agent Storm...` chronicles the real-life story of Morten Storm, a former Islam radical who eventually realized how dangerous extremist groups were and, in a quest for atonement, became a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence.

If Greengrass signs, the movie will reunite him with Scott Rudin, who previously produced his Oscar-nominated film `Captain Phillips` which was also based on a true story.