Phil Noyce's passport stamped "Mazar E Sharif"

"Dirt Music" mightn’t be Australian director Phil Noyce’s next project after all. The Hollywood Reporter has announced Noyce is eyeing "Mazar E Sharif" as a possible directing gig. To be produced by Mace Neufeld ("Clear and Present Danger") the film would revolve around a real-life U.S. takeover of an Afghanistan city that was accomplished with a cavalry. The project takes its roots in the true story that began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when the United States sent several 12-man Special Forces alpha teams to liaise with the Northern Alliance forces in preparation for their attack on the Taliban.