George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Takes Film Rights to Joe Navarro's 'Three Minutes to Doomsday'

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The book recounts how the FBI's leading body-language expert used a tic to ultimately uncover the most dangerous security breach in U.S. history.

George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures production company has acquired the film rights to FBI body-language expert Joe Navarro's latest book, Three Minutes to Doomsday.

The book recounts how Navarro used a shaking cigarette to ultimately uncover the most dangerous security breach in U.S. history, documenting Navarro's relationship and interviews with Rod Ramsay against the backdrop of the Cold War.



Howard Means, who collaborated with Robert Baer on See No Evil and Sleeping with the Devil, assisted Navarro with his writing. Clooney's Syriana was based on Baer's books.

Navarro is repped by Steve Ross and Paul Weitzman at Abrams Artists Agency. The North American rights for the book were acquired by Simon & Schuster's Scribner division.



Smokehouse most recently produced Monuments Men and August: Osage County. The company's upcoming films include David Gordon Green's Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock, and the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster, starring Clooney.

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