George Clooney by Jun Sato/WireImage.com
will star in
Men Who Stare at Goats
, the film adaptation of Jon Ronson's non-fiction book about the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion.
The story follows the Army's exploration of New Age concepts and the paranormal - and specifically the thought that a goat could be killed simply by staring at it.
The movie will be directed by Grant Heslov, who co-owns the Smoke House production studio with Clooney. -