[I am grateful to Dr Jim Swire for drawing my attention to the following item on the Deadline Hollywood website:]
John Brancato and Michael Ferris, who’ve scripted The Game andTerminator 3, have been set to write Influence, a thriller that incorporates a true story and terrorism and the dynamics of geopolitical power. Based on Dr William Chasey’s book, Truth Never Dies, the story details how Chasey, a high-powered Washington lobbyist, took a job representing Muammar al-Gaddafi’s Libya in the wake of the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am 103, only to see his life systematically dismantled by the US government.
In his quest to understand why, Chasey discovered a CIA-led conspiracy to conceal the truth behind one of the worst terrorist acts in history. Mad Chance’s Andrew Lazar and Richard Middleton (The Artist) will produce along with the author, Renée George will be exec producer.
[From the Wikipedia entry on Dr Chasey:]
Chasey’s first two successful non-fiction books, Foreign Agent 4221, and Pan Am 103: The Lockerbie Cover-up, drawn from personal experience, tell the story of Chasey’s attempt to normalize relations between the US and Libya over the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. He concludes that the Pan Am bombing was wrongfully attributed to the Qadhafi regime and was, in fact, the work of Syria and Iran in response to the USS Vincennes incident.
Truth Never Dies: The Bill Chasey Story, Chasey’s third book, was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Literature entrant, and is also drawn from personal experience. It tells of his efforts to help normalize relations between the US and the Government of Libya.
[From the Truth Never Dies website:]
[The book] focuses on abuses of state power in which the CIA, FBI, IRS and the Federal Judiciary conspired to prevent him from opening a dialogue between Libya and the US Congress, and then tried to blackmail him into using his unique access to the Libyan leadership to initiate a CIA sponsored assassination of the two Libyan Intelligence Officers who were indicted for blowing up Pan Am 103.