American Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone is due to travel to Tehran to film a documentary, semi-official news agency Fars reported.
Stone is expected to arrive in the Iranian capital within the next two or three weeks, according to the report.
In 2007 Stone announced his plan to make a documentary about Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but scheduling conflicts prompted him to postpone the project.
Stone’s son Sean is already in Iran scouting locations.
Stone, who turns 65 on 15 Sept., reportedly agreed to Ahmadinejad’s terms, such as not adding fictional scenes and the right to vet the script. The director had said the project was aimed at burnishing the image of Islam and the controversial president.
Stone’s 2003 film documentary “Comandante,” or “Looking for Fidel” about Fidel Castro was shelved by American cable television network HBO in the wake of the Cuban leader’s decision to imprison 75 dissidents and execute three hijackers earlier this year.