Scott Rudin has optioned the film rights to New York Magazine’s profile piece “The Terrorist Search Engine” says Vulture.
Wesley Yang penned the article about controversial counterterrorism expert witness Evan Kohlmann, a 20-something man who made testifying at terrorism trials his principal source of income.
He helped convict 23 defendants in federal courts and Guantanamo Bay tribunals with his expert witness testimony. An FBI agent nicknamed him “the Doogie Howser of Terrorism”.
Rudin is reportedly keen on adapting the piece as a possible starring vehicle for “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg. It’ll likely be distributed via Sony Pictures.