Documentary Director Alex Gibney to Make His Narrative Debut With a 1970s-set Political Thriller

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Alex Gibney is known for being a busy man. The Oscar-winning director of Taxi to the Dark Side and last year’s controversial Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, tends to churn out at least a few documentaries every year, despite his claims that he’ll slow down one of these days. Now he’s adding something new and different to his plate: a narrative feature.

According to Deadline, the prolific filmmaker is working with Lionsgate and producer Michael Sugar, who just won an Academy Award for Spotlight, on The Action. Interestingly enough, the script by Scott Z. Burns (The Informant!) appears to be based on a true story that was just recently told in a terrific documentary by Johanna Hamilton called 1971.

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