BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-CINEMA-BURNTBradley Cooper and Todd Phillips first teamed up as actor and director in "The Hangover" series. They joined forces as producers for "War Dogs," and now they are teaming up again to make an HBO miniseries about ISIS, according to Deadline.

Cooper got the project going after reading the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags" by Joby Warrick. The book tracks the rise of ISIS, from its roots in a remote Jordanian prison to its current status as a feared terrorist organization. Cooper reached out to the author, envisioning a limited series, and set it up at HBO. Author Gregg Hurwitz ("Wolverine") will write the adaptation, and Tim Van Patten ("Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones") will direct.

This is the second political project for Cooper and Phillips' Joint Effort production company. The first, "War Dogs," is about two arms dealers trying to score a government contract in Afghanistan, and opens August 19.

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