George Clooney is set to produce, and could possibly star in and direct, a new film based on the acclaimed political documentary 'Our Brand is Crisis'.

Variety reports that Warner Bros Pictures has bought the feature rights to Rachel Boynton's documentary for Clooney's company Smoke House to produce.

The movie giant and Clooney's company want to 'reimagine' the documentary as a dark comedy.

The documentary looked at the use of US political campaign tactics in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election.