Paul Greengrass to Helm Iraq Movie


United 93 helmer Paul Greengrass is set to write and direct a movie about the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s book “Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone,” reports Variety.

Like United 93, the film will be produced by Lloyd Levin, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner for Working Title Films, and distributed by Universal Pictures.

Greengrass will start work on the project after he finishes The Bourne Ultimatum for Universal, which is currently in post-production.

Chandrasekaran’s book, drawn from his own experiences as Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post, deals with the chaotic attempts of the Americans to set up a provisional government in the area around Saddam’s palace.

Shooting is scheduled for later this year.