Variety is reporting that Vincent Newman Entertainment has acquired the film rights to the story of Abdurahman Khadr, a man raised in Osama Bin laden’s Compound and ended up a CIA informant.
The sale is reported to be worth mid- to high-six figures.
The Variety article describes the Khadr story as follows:
Khadr was groomed to become a terrorist because his father, who was recently killed in Pakistan, was a member of Bin Laden’s inner circle. As Khadr matured, he became increasingly disillusioned with Al Qaeda, resulting in rebelliousness, attempts to run away and repeated refusals when his father attempted to get him to become a suicide bomber…
Khadr escaped the compound after 9/11, was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and was recruited by the CIA as an informant at Guantanamo Bay, where he was placed among prisoners in an attempt to gain Al Qaeda secrets. He was later sent to Bosnia by the CIA to infiltrate Al Qaeda’s recruitment efforts and was due to be sent to Iraq before deciding to blow his cover by contacting a relative in Canada.
The production company is looking for writers and a director for a film envisioned to be an action-thriller.