Jul/2019

Hi Bryan Here….

Major Hollywood producer Scott Rudin has just optioned a new film called “The Terrorist Search Engine” based on the recent NY Magazine article profile of controversial counterterrorism expert witness Evan Kohlmann.  And Rudin is eyeing Jesse Eisenberg to star in this project.

“Engine” details how the downy-cheeked-but-web-savvy Kohlmann — dubbed “the Doogie Howser of Terrorism” by an FBI agent when he was just 23 — has helped convict 23 defendants in federal courts and Guantánamo Bay tribunals with his expert witness testimony. Now 31, Kohlmann is a controversial figure who has made testifying at such trials his principal source of income and earned a reputation in some circles as “working in the ‘guilty-verdict industry.'”

And Eisenberg is waiting for the script to be polished before starting negotiations.  So a couple of web based films, a couple of zombie films are in Eisenberg’s future.  There might be a pattern here.  I for one, think Eisenberg’s talent is top notch.  He has proved to play the awkward teen, a horror action film star, and a top CEO based on an actual person.  I’m also wondering since the death of Osama Bin Laden, how many terrorist themed films will be coming out from Hollywood.  Time will tell.

Your thoughts?

Read the whole story at Vulture.  And read the article dubbed “The Terrorist Search Engine” HERE.

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