On May 2, 2011, President Barack Obama singlehandedly crept through Osama bin Laden’s bedroom window with a knife between his teeth. On December 19, 2012, Zero Dark Thirty premiered.
The precedent has been set. The clock is ticking.
Not one but two Bowe Bergdahl films are already in development, according to Tatiana Siegel at the Hollywood Reporter:
One involves Academy Award-winning screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), who is developing a film based on the events surrounding the controversial extrication of Bowe, whose release was traded for five Taliban members held in Guantanamo Bay. Boal is making the project through his Page 1 production banner. The project is not funded, though Page 1 has the backing of Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, the company behind Kathryn Bigelow and Boal’s Zero Dark Thirty.
The second film involves Todd Field, who has acquired the rights to the late Michael Hastings’ article for Rolling Stone magazine about Bowe, titled “America’s Last Prisoner of War.”
Will people flock to see a movie about a deserter who was traded for five terrorists, just as they flocked to see a movie about the hunting down of the guy behind 9/11? Hey, it could happen.
And now that the U.S. has finally captured somebody who was involved in the Benghazi attack, leftists can stop pretending it’s old news and nobody cares about it. Hollywood can start writing screenplays about it. They can all cast aside their old reality like it never existed for them.
Whew. Stand down, #BenghaziDeniers. Your work is done.
OUT: Benghazi is old news, teabagger! IN: Obama singlehandedly captured that Benghazi suspect, wingnut!
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) June 17, 2014