Bowe Bergdahl the Movie?
U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl could have his life turned into a film by the team behind Zero Dark Thirty, the
big-screen dramatisation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The director and producer of the award-winning film are
rumoured to be 'in the early stages' of planning a feature after following Bergdahl's story 'for several years'.
Sergeant Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity after going missing from a U.S. Army post in Afghanistan.
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He was released to the U.S. Government last month in a controversial prisoner swap which saw the White House hand
back five dangerous Taliban leaders. He was brought back to the United States last weekend as is currently recovering
at an Army hospital. His return has prompted speculation that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer/producer Mark Boal
could base a production on his five years as the country's only prisoner of war.
The two brought out Zero Dark Thirty, a dark portrayal of the ten-year manhunt and eventual killing of Osama bin
Laden, just a year after he was killed in a raid on his Pakistan compound. According to Deadline Hollywood, the film is in
the works but only at a very preliminary stage. It is also rumoured that Fox Searchlight are poised to dramatise Sergeant
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