According to Variety, Peter Straughan will adapt the film. The trade paper speculates that it may be a potential directing and starring vehicle for Clooney.
The plan is to spin "Our Brand Is Crisis" as a dark political comedy. The Rachel Boynton documentary focused on the unusual 2002 Bolivian presidential election, in which a candidate hired James Carville's political consulting film. Utilizing the same tactics the film uses in the United States, the candidate's goes from underdog to contender, which isn't necessarily a good thing for Bolivian democracy.
According to the BoxOfficeMojo website, "Our Brand Is Crisis" took in $166,750 during its very limited 2006 theatrical run.
The Smoke House banner is currently working on "Leatherheads," directed by and co-starring Clooney. Other projects on the company's slate include the Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading," the James Ellroy adaptation "White Jazz" and John Grisham's "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town."