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Bradley Cooper Developing Miniseries for HBO About the Rise of ISIS

HBO, known for tackling intricate stories, has enlisted Bradley Cooper to help tell a real-life one: the birth of ISIS.

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Bradley Cooper attends the world premiere of "Joy" in New York. Evan Agostini / AP

The Academy Award nominee will serve as an executive producer of a miniseries based on the nonfiction book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS."

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The book's author, Joby Warrick, won a Pulitzer Prize this year for his account of how the terror group took root in Iraq and Syria — told through the eyes of terrorists, politicians and intelligence agents.

Warrick, a Washington Post reporter, tweeted Thursday that he was "delighted" to share the news.

Cooper read the book and believed it would work as a limited series, according to Deadline, which first reported the deal. He met with Warrick, and the pair pitched the idea to HBO.

The cable giant has not announced an airdate for the unnamed project.

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Cooper is developing the miniseries with producing partner and "Hangover" director Todd Phillips. The pair is also producing the upcoming Afghanistan-related movie, "War Dogs," starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.

Cooper is no stranger to acting in war movies himself, playing the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014's "American Sniper."