After penetrating the ranks of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and al-Nusra (the precursor to ISIS), 33-year-old CIA operative Douglas Laux is stepping out of the shadows with the release of a tell-all memoir in Spring 2016. A documentary crew follows Doug as he navigates the personal and professional fallout of revealing his clandestine past. He returns to the Midwest to confess his covert existence to his parents and huge extended family, old girlfriends, and friends; in a wave of media appearances, he divulges hair-raising stories, offers expertise, voices controversial opinions, and defends himself from detractors, politicians, journalists, and activists. While he attempts to adjust to a new life without perpetually lying and manipulating, Doug has mind-blowing flashbacks from the last 10 years fighting terrorism around the globe.
This project is in development.