Clooney and Heslov Writing CIA Dramedy


George Clooney and his Smoke House partner Grant Heslov will co-write a dramedy for Warner Bros. Pictures detailing how the CIA, with help from Hollywood, used a fake movie project to smuggle six Americans out of Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis.

Variety says Warners has snapped up the film rights to Joshuah Berman’s Wired magazine article on the real-life intelligence tale and set it up with Smoke House to produce.

As with any Smoke House project, Escape From Tehran is a potential directing and starring vehicle for Clooney.

Project is the first Heslov and Clooney have written together since 2005’s Good Night, And Good Luck.