By James Hibberd
Updated August 04, 2016 at 11:47 PM EDT
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For his next project, Bradley Cooper is taking aim at ISIS.

The American Sniper star is developing a miniseries at HBO based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, which details the origins of the international terror group.

According to HBO, the project traces the group’s “origins in a remote Jordanian prison to its stunning success in Syria, the story tracks the group’s unlikely roots and transformation into the world’s most feared terrorist organization – as well as the small band of American and international agents tasked with shutting it down.” The description of the book on Amazon adds that the story details the group’s spread “with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.”

As first reported by Deadline, Gregg Hurwitz (Wolverine) will write and executive produce. Game of Thrones and The Sopranos veteran Tim Van Patten will executive produce and direct. Todd Phillips is also an executive producer. Cooper and Phillips formed their production company Joint Effort two years ago; their next project is the upcoming feature film War Dogs.

Recently, Cooper made headlines after upsetting conservatives by appearing at the Democratic National Convention, an uproar that he addresssed earlier this wee as a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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