facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

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.

Follow @KateStan and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Pussycat Dolls' Kimberly Wyatt pregnant with her first child
2
Antonio Banderas spotted partying with blondes after Melanie Griffith split
3
Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, Kate Upton named Forbes' best paid models
4
Jenna-Louise Coleman to depart 'Doctor Who'
5
Kevin Hart, model Eniko Parrish get engaged
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback