Bradley Cooper to produce TV series on the rise of ISIS
The series is based on a non-fiction book. (www.comingsoon.net)
Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper's association with the Middle East in films continues as he's now planning a miniseries on the militant group ISIS.
Bradley's upcoming HBO series is based on a book about the rise of ISIS militants, whose author, Joby Warrick, "hopes will help Americans understand how the group came about," reports Reuters.
Warrick was excited to announce in a tweet on Thursday that his book is coming to life.
“Delighted to finally be able to make this news public.”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning book is titled “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS” and tracks the group's unlikely roots from its origins in a remote Jordanian prison to their military base in Syria as we know it today.
A small band of American and international agents tasked with shutting down ISIS cells are also highlighted in the book.
The series would aim to explain, educate and help clarify issues about the Daesh group and its motivations, a subject he had discussed with Cooper which was of immediate and utmost importance to American citizens," Warrick told Reuters on Friday.
The "American Sniper" actor is making the series through his own production company and plans on dramatizing the events in the book.