Not Shakespeare, Vishal Bhardwaj to direct film on Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida next | Memsaab.com

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is taking a break from Shakespeare and will be adapting 'The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight' as his next directorial venture.

Titled 'Abbottabad', the project will be produced by Bhardwaj and Junglee Pictures.

Titled 'Abbottabad', the project will be produced by Bhardwaj and Junglee Pictures.
In This Image: Vishal Bhardwaj
The script, penned by Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy, is an an insider's explanation of al-Qaida after 9/11.
 

It is almost the story of the terrorist network, from 2001 to the present and reveals a colored network of family and political intrigues.

It is almost the story of the terrorist network, from 2001 to the present and reveals a colored network of family and political intrigues.
In This Image: Vishal Bhardwaj
No further details about the project, including the mold have been disclosed so far. Bhardwaj's last film was 'Rangoon'. Starring Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor, the cinema could not create any magic at the box office.

The filmmaker has earlier adapted Shakespearean tragedies - 'Macbeth' ('Maqbool'), 'Othello' ('Omkara') and 'Hamlet' ('Haider').

The filmmaker has earlier adapted Shakespearean tragedies - 'Macbeth' ('Maqbool'), 'Othello' ('Omkara') and 'Hamlet' ('Haider').
In This Image: Vishal Bhardwaj
He has also brought Ruskin Bonds's 'The Blue Umbrella' and 'Susanna's Seven Husbands' ('7 Khoon Maaf') to the silver screen.