Filmmakers have always used books from which to draw inspiration, but now, with the Oscar success of Argo it seems journalistic articles are the new source of amazing cinema. and , both of which produced Argo, are planning to once again adapt an article by Joshuah Bearman, the guy who started the Argo ball rolling with his 2007 Wired article, How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans From Tehran. (Clooney and Heslov definitely gave the film a snappier title).
Rumors are swirling that Clooney and Heslov plan to adapt a currently unpublished Bearman article concerning a group of teenagers who were used to smuggle drugs into the affluent resort city of Coronado, California.
Currently details are scarce, indeed according to The Wrap, both Clooney's and Bearman's representatives have declined to make comments about the partnership. However, despite this silence there are suggestions the film will be called [[movie:null]] and will be directing vehicle for Clooney, who will also produce along with Heslov.
This isn't the only Bearman article the award-winning duo have their sights on. They are also planning to adapt Bearman's 2010 Wired article Art of the Steal: On The Trail of World's Most Ingenius Thief.
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