Kathryn Bigelow Prepping Jihadi Recruitment Drama for HBO (Exclusive)

HBO is going behind into business with Kathryn Bigelow.

The reward wire network is teaming with a Oscar-winning executive behind The Hurt Locker to rise a play The Recruiters, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama, formed on an strange idea, looks to betray what is deliberate a universe that’s dark in plain sight. Set in Minnesota, a play “will pull open an iron screen behind that viewers will see a rarely inflexible universe of Jihadi recruitment.”

Somali Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, producer K’naan Warsame will coop a script, executive furnish and approach a project, should it pierce to a commander stage. Bigelow and former HBO boss Carolyn Strauss also will exec produce.

Warsame recounted his lapse after 20 years to his local Somalia in a 2011 essay for The New York Times in that he minute a detriment of 3 childhood friends during a age of 12 after a appurtenance gun attack. He also penned an essay about censorship in a song attention as it pertained to his lyrics drawn from his childhood in Somalia brazen of his third manuscript in 2012. He’s a mixed Juno Award leader and was nominated in 2012 for an MTV VMA for best video with a message.

For Bigelow, The Recruiters brings her behind to HBO, where she formerly destined a 2010 play commander The Miraculous Year, which did not pierce forward. She’s repped by CAA.

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