By Jeff Labrecque
Updated April 14, 2011 at 05:36 PM EDT

Producing partners George Clooney and Grant Heslov are developing a film based on a 2009 Washington Post story about the young business school grad who was placed in charge of the billion-dollar Wall Street bailout in 2008. Clooney’s spokesperson confirms a Variety report that the star could also direct the story of Neel Kashkari, who fled to a cabin in the wilderness after a traumatic experience with Henry Paulsen’s Treasury Department.