will topline, and his Smoke House
partner Grant Heslov
will helm, “Men Who Stare at Goats
According to Variety, the film is an adaptation of British journalist Jon Ronson
‘s book about the U.S. Army’s First Earth Battalion
, a unit that was to use paranormal powers. Title refers to the notion that one can kill a goat by staring at it.
Apparently, the project has been around for some time, but international buyers only just received the script this week as the Cannes
fest and market got started. Script topped the 2007 Brit List of best unproduced screenplays.