"Director Alex Gibney takes on the Al Qaeda In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, HBO Documentary Films has picked up domestic TV rights to the feature-length documentary My Trip to Al Qaeda, from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney.

The film is being called part doc and part performance piece. It is a collaboration between Gibney and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Lawrence Wright. The documentary is based on Wright's one-man play and was developed from Wright's 2006 book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

My Trip to Al Qaeda, also performed by Wright, examines fundamentalist Islam's rise to power and the quandary he faces as a writer in keeping his objectivity.

My Trip to Al Qaeda will air on HBO in fall 2010.