Greengrass Visits The Emerald City

Director Paul Greengrass (“United 93”, “The Bourne Supremacy”) is set to write and direct a movie about the aftermath of the Iraq invasion reports Variety.

Based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s book “Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone”, the story deals with the chaotic attempts of the Americans to set up a provisional government in the area around Saddam’s palace.

Greengrass is again working closely with “United 93” researchers Kate Solomon and Michael Bronner to make this material into a narrative that will be “more scripted” than “United 93” was.

Shooting is scheduled for later this year once Greengrass wraps up work on “The Bourne Ultimatum” for Universal who will also distribute ‘Emerald City’.