Stephen Schiff's (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) script adapts Flynn's 2010 tome, which spins the clock back to Rapp's early days with the CIA, when he is recruited after his girlfriend is killed in a terrorist strike. Michael Keaton (Birdman) is playing Stan Hurley, a secretive Cold War veteran who takes Rapp under his wing. The pair are assigned by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of what at first seem to be random attacks on military and civilian targets, but the signs point to a mysterious operative who is looking to stoke up new wars in the Middle East. Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) will be the rogue agent who is causing all the trouble.
Michael Cuesta (Homeland) is directing the movie now, with the film itself awaiting a release date.