Pablo Larrain, the filmmaker behind ‘Jackie’ and ‘Neruda,’ will step behind the camera to direct Tom Hardy in the drama ‘The True American.’

Based on the 2014 nonfiction book of the same name by Anand Giridharadas, the drama tells the story of Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree in Texas, just days after the September 11 attacks. Employed at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker, self-styled “Arab-slayer” Mark Stroman, spared from execution.

Kathryn Bigelow (‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’), who as was attached to direct the adaptation at one point, is on board to produce, alongside Megan Ellison, Juan de Dios Larraín, and Matthew Budman.