George Clooney To Star In Terrorist Movie?

August 11, 2008 By:
George Clooney To Star In Terrorist Movie?

George Clooney might be getting controversial in his next role. He's reportedly in talks to play U.S. Navy officer Charles Swift in The Challenge, based off the book of the same name by Jonathan Mahler.

The story is about 31-year old Yemeni man Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a driver for Osama Bin Laden, who was captured and turned over to U.S. officials.

He was brought to trial before President Bush, and represented by military defense lawyer and U.S. Navy officer Charles Swift.

Swift wasn't expected to bring much of a defense, but he did the exact opposite, winning a pre-trial decision to ensure that even terrorists are covered by the Geneva Convention - a series of treaties that protects the human rights of prisoners of war.

George would play this controversial role of Swift, and reportedly be paid approximately $30 million for the project.

This is obviously something close to George, since his production bought the rights to the book. Sounds like a great story, and an excellent role for Clooney to take on.