LOS ANGELES:

George Clooney has snapped up the film rights for a book based on the detention and trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver, it was reported on August 13.

Daily Variety said it was not clear what role Cloo-ney would take in the project, which will be based on Jonathan Mah-ler’s book The Challenge. The story spotlights the efforts of US Navy lawyer Charles Swift and Georgetown law professor Neal Katyal to secure a fair trial for Salim Hamdan, who was last week sentenced to less than five years in prison.

According to Variety, Clooney could direct, write and star in the film. The report said Clooney was considered a perfect choice to play the role of lawyer Swift.