The actor recently wrapped filming on Reiner's LBJ, a new biopic chronicling the rise of former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, and now actor and director are preparing to team up with LBJ screenwriter Joey Hartstone once more for Shock and Awe.

Reiner has been developing the movie for years and is now hoping to move the politically-charged project into production, with Woody leading the cast, reports Deadline.com.

Shock and Awe centres on a group of journalists who repeatedly questioned U.S. President George W. Bush's administration about late dictator Saddam Hussein's alleged stash of weapons of mass destruction, which officials used to justify their invasion of Iraq in 2003. No substantial evidence of WMDs was found after the war.

The film is named after the bombing campaign employed by the U.S. military at the start of the Iraq war.