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Kathryn Bigelow, Todd Field already planning separate Bowe Bergdahl films

By Kate Stanton   |   June 18, 2014 at 6:41 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl just returned to the United States after five years of captivity in Afghanistan. But Hollywood has already jumped on his life story.

Two films based on Bergdahl's experience as a prisoner-of-war are in the pipeline.

Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal, who told the story of Obama Bin Laden's assassination in 2012's Zero Dark Thirty, are working on a script for a Beghdahl biopic.

Deadline reported Monday that Bigelow and Boal have been "tracking the story for several years with a possible movie in mind."

In a separate project, Todd Field (Little Children) will direct a Bergdahl film for Fox Searchlight, which required the rights to Rolling Stone's 2012 report, "America's Last Prisoner of War," written by late journalist Michael Hastings.

Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan since June 2009, was traded for five Guantanamo detainees and released back in May. He arrived in Texas last week.

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