Paul Haggis Is Collaborating on an Anti-Scientology Book


Director Paul Haggis was a high-profile defector from the Church of Scientology in 2009, but he was cagey when discussing it during his recent press tour for The Next Three Days, admitting that he'd saved his thoughts on the matter for a forthcoming New Yorker profile. Now, Gawker reports that a book has sprung from that not-yet-published article, and it's entitled The Heretic of Hollywood: Paul Haggis vs.The Church of Scientology. Written by New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright, it will chronicle the roots of Scientology "through Haggis's eyes," explaining the religion's appeal to ambitious Hollywood players and detailing the abuse Scientologists allegedly suffer at the hands of leader David Miscavige. The book does not yet have a publisher. [Gawker]