Into the ‘Green Zone’ with director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon

It's a film genre about as healthy as American auto-making -- the Middle East war movie. But if any director-actor pairing might be able to make an Iraq film a commercial film, Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon may be it.

Loosely adapted by screenwriter Brian Helgeland ("L.A. Confidential") from the nonfiction bestseller "Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone," Greengrass' "Green Zone" aspires to be less didactic discourse than duck-and-cover adventure. Given Damon's collaborations with Greengrass, imagine "Green Zone" as Jason Bourne in Baghdad.

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