Turner Original Prods. has signed a deal with Silence Film Prods. for an hour-long docu “CIA” (working title) from executive producer Richard Linklater and producer Sasha Alpert.
Project aims to tell true stories of seven CIA agents and how their job affected their lives. It’s the concept of Austin, Texas-based filmmaker Jamie Otis, who co-founded the first org of former intelligence agents who openly oppose covert operations.
Otis has optioned the rights to several of the agents’ stories. The docu will focus on the personal stories of the ex-agents and will feature photos from their albums, excerpts from government reports, CIA training films and archival footage.
Linklater (who directed “Dazed and Confused” and “Slacker”) is collaborating on “CIA” with his longtime cinematographer Lee Daniel and with Alpert (whose credits include MTV’s “The Real World” and the PBS series “The American Cinema”).