Alex Gibney to Direct Political Thriller 'The Action'

Alex Gibney Sundance H 2015

Alex Gibney Sundance H 2015

The award-winning documentarian will direct from a script written by 'The Bourne Ultimatum' scribe Scott Burns.

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney is taking on narrative moviemaking.

He is attached to direct the political thriller The Action, which will follow eight anti-war activists who stole and made public classified FBI documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign of spying on and blackmailing troublemakers.

The Bourne Ultimatum scribe Scott Burns will pen the project, which is currently in development at Participant Media. Burns will produce the project along with Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Meredith Milton and Participant, with Ashley Zalta and Todd Hoffman acting as executive producers.  

Gibney is the creative mind behind Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. He currently has several documentaries in various stages of production, including one about the film industry's gender problem and jazz humorist Lord Buckley.

Gibney is repped by UTA.