will lead Kathryn Bigelow's 'The True American' based on the non-fiction book The True American by New York Times journalist Anand Giridharadas.
'The True American' meticulously reconstructs two lives that collided in horrific fashion. In the charged, angry days after 9/11, self-styled "American Terrorist" Mark Stroman murdered two immigrants in Texas, while a third man survived being shot in the head during Stroman’s spree: Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force veteran, was working at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America.
With Stroman identified and apprehended, the tale begins its tack toward deeper emotional waters. 'The True American' is a richly detailed, affecting account of two men bound, as it turns out, by more than just an act of violence.