George Clooney to Develop Movie on ‘White Helmets’ Rescuers in Syria

George Clooney White Helmets

George Clooney is in early development on a feature version of Netflix’s “The White Helmets” documentary about first responders in Syria.

Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov are seeking a writer through their Smokehouse Pictures production company. CAA is representing the rights to the documentary.

“The White Helmets,” directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Joanna Natasegara, is on the documentary shorts Oscar shortlist.

The Syrian Civil Defense, better known as the White Helmets, consists of about 3,000 volunteers. The organization has has been credited with saving more than 60,000 people from the bombed buildings in war-torn Syria. The group has lost about 150 members during the war.

“In the White Helmets, we have a motto: to save one life is to save humanity,” one volunteer says in the documentary.

Clooney won a best supporting actor Academy Award for his role as a CIA operative in 2005’s “Syriana,” set in an unnamed Persian Gulf state. He also exec produced “Syriana” and was a producer with Heslov and Ben Affleck on 2012’s “Argo,” which won the best picture Academy Award. Clooney has been nominated for six other Oscars.

Netflix released “The White Helmets” in September. Here is the trailer:

The news about Clooney was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. Tony says:

    If he is going to do a documentary he should get the FACTS and the TRUTH. The White Helmets were NOT the good guys as he displays them and I find that very disturbing. He should have interviewed reporters that were on the ground during the INVASION of US backed terrorists attempted to overthrow Assad because he would not cooperate with the Saudis. Saudis wanted to run a pipeline through his country and he said no. Russia came to the aid of Assad for a couple of reasons. The first being if Syria is too close to Russia and by protecting Syria, it protects his border from Islamic Jihad TERRORISTS like ISIS. Another reason is Syria, Israel, Russia, Hungry and a few other countries do not want globalization. What does the US do in order to get leaders on board? Invade using false information, kill the leader and put a puppet in place. The White Helmets were backed and trained by US, UK and a few other countries. They, and NOT they Syrian army did the atrocities against the Syrian people. The people of Syria voted Assad in. There is a separation of church and state in Syria and people of ALL religions are NOT PERSECUTED. These are the FACTS. SHAME ON Clooney.

    • David A Palmer says:

      Clooney is yet another Libtard Looney. Perhaps he should speak with Eva Bartlett, Vanessa Beeley, or even Tulsi Gabbard and get the TRUTH! As a BAFTA member all he will get from me is Scorn!

  2. Tim Anderson says:

    George should watch this short video, on the White Helmets.

  3. john csey says:

    Wow, suprising these comment is so woke. The lies told by the mainstream media to assist the next couple “regime changes” (wars of aggression planed after Iraq – Libya and Syria are hopefully the blatent war mongering lies that finally discredited the so called “left” and much of controlled “alternative media” as well (amy goodman etc). This actor and his boys are CIA stooges. Argo,

  4. David A Palmer says:

    Has Clooney gone completely mad or is he just so ill informed or doesn’t care? Everyone knows that White Helmets in Syria are associated with the Terrorist groups. You only have to read the reports from Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett the Canadian journalist to find out the truth behind them. As a UK BAFTA member it will NEVER get approval or a vote from me unless it tells the truth! In fact I will campaign against it should it contain lies!

  5. Thomas Binder says:

    The “White Helmets”, ISIS terrorists nobody has ever seen in Aleppo.

    ISISwood – ready, set, go…

  6. Further than that, there’s an international political agenda too. That which conceals political intervention. Intel manipulated.

  7. Cheryl McBee says:

    Is this like, WAG THE DOG?

  8. Oz says:

    Felipe is right. This is Hollywood acting as a mouthpiece for the neo-con war fanatics.

  9. Felipe says:

    The white helms is just another farce, a charade of EE.UU. Many of them belong of DAESH. More lies, more propoganda.

  10. Meursault says:

    George Clooney will be well-known as the enemies of the people among ordinary citizens in Syria, just like BBC or any other Western main stream media. They will hate him and his films.

  11. Bob Maschi says:

    I hope he’s going to expose the White Helmets as the pro-terrorist group they are – but I doubt it.

  12. Cooney is clueless. He makes himself part of the western funded propoganda campaign known as the White Helmets. He – like most who latch onto popular media’s portrayals of conflict – has no actual clue what is going on in Syria, but maybe he should find the answer to this. Why are the western funded White Helmets only present in East Aleppo but not in West Aleppo where hundreds were wounded or killed by rockets fired indiscriminately from East Aleppo by the terrorists? Why are there no White Helmets remaining in Aleppo since the terrorists have left? Wake the F up Clooney!

  13. Andrew Rembel says:

    Shame on you Clooney. This is nothing but propaganda. There is plenty of evidence out there that the White Helmets are nothing but a fraudulent organisation embedded with Jihadists in Syria.

  14. Nero Dog says:

    This is ridiculous. The White Helmets are a US Funded propaganda job

  15. timothy bood says:

    George , you are being played. Don’t be a dupe for another regime change operation like Iraq and Libya.

  16. Really George? Now I know you’re a tool for the 1%. You know exactly what I’m talking about. You’re a fake actor/director/writer, fake American and a fake humanitarian. Boycotting all of your movies.

  17. Ken says:

    I would certainly expect Mr. Clooney to do some fact checking first before going ahead with this or is he now producing Government propaganda films

  18. Shame on you Clooney, this is not the time. Why not wait for the war to end. How dare you. It just shows that Hollywood is nothing but an extension of US foreign policy.

  19. Marshalldoc says:

    One would have expected someone so well-connected to the human rights issue to be more well-informed. The White Helmets is a U.S.-NATO-GCC-funded propaganda front used to legitimize the western-backed, Salafist jihadi-fronted regime-change operation in Syria.

  20. supa says:

    Way to go, George!. Are you gonna take Bin Laden’s roll?

  21. Tony McAdam says:

    No longer held hostage to al Qaeda’s multi-faceted hold on East Aleppo – 100,000 liberated people can now testify openly, and so far none have heard of the White Helmets … Meanwhile there are videos showing the White Helmets bearing arms yet never speaking of Daesh or whatever child beheading brigade operating in the very areas these fakes claim they were in. Clooney should drop the C in his surname as he’s just become cinemas worst comedian…

  22. jkgullo says:

    There are alternative truths about the ‘White Helmets’ – and people on the inside reporting on the front lines in Syria claim that this is a terrorist group. Please see this reporter, Vanessa Beeley for more.

    • cornibolette says:

      Agree with you, in France we have the same propagande. Fortunately, Vanessa Beetley is here to show us what really happen.

      If someone know how to send this link to George, it will be good for him I think, thank you

  23. kat0711 says:

    I am so completely confused about who are the good guys and bad guys because nobody can agree on that but Clooney is so smart he has it all figured out and is making a movie

    • Janet says:

      Clooney is so good at showing people what they should think and do. He knows what is right and what is wrong, and what everyone else should accept as right or wrong. The fact that he is a marginal actor at best is not important, his telling everyone to think… that’s the important thing.

  24. Cheryl McBee says:

    More advertising for the Military Industrial Complex from U.N. tool George Clooney
    Bubbles lost. But that won’t stop Propaganda Boy from continuing to instigate war with Russia.
    I saw this movie 15 years ago…something to do with “The Evil Doers”
    That’s probably why it’s just Netflix.

  25. Robert says:

    People will believe anything these days. Those of us who have done our homework know the reality behind what is happening in Syria (and Ukraine as well, as similar people have their fingers in that pie too, and it’s not who you’ve been trained to think it is). The White Helmets is fast becoming quite a propaganda coup. What, with that documentary, the Scott Pelley 60 Minutes puff piece this past Sunday, and now this. Well, someone wants their war and are willing to do anything to make sure that they condition the population into supporting it. Haven’t we been here before? When will we all (rather then some of us) ever learn how the game is constantly being played on us? Come on people, wake up.

  26. Terry says:

    Do you know that in the liberated Aleppo
    NoBody omong refuges know White Helments ???

  27. brett says:

    Sorry, not AL Qaeda by any stretch,they are all volunteer rescue workers from the neighborhoods that used to be standing.

    • supa says:

      US govenment didnt allow the head of WH in the US and sent him back. They dont allow in the country at errorist they’re funding

    • Hala Toobia says:

      The white helmet is Alqaeda dressed as angels. Yes no one in Aleppo knows them. They carry weapons and kill Syrians during the day and pose for camera shoots pretending to save victims at nights. In few video of their they have even used mannequins as their rescued victims. information in their article are easily verifiable. On the other hand and with regards to George Cloony and his wife they are highly paid fake-humanitarian tools of smart subtle propaganda that only aims to advancing their careers and political aspiration and the agenda of those who fund them especially George Soros .

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