Hollywood hot to produce movie about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
There are still a lot of questions surrounding the capture and release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but that is not going to stop a movie or movies from being made about his story.
Kathryn Bigelow, the director of the Oscar-winning "Zero Dark Thirty," and writer-producer Mark Boal are reportedly planning a movie based on the controversial Bergdahl, according to Deadline.com. The team was also behind the movie "The Hurt Locker," which won six Oscars.
They may not be the only ones producing a movie though. Deadline.com says that Fox Searchlight may also be planning a movie about the soldier, and has reportedly obtained the rights to "America's Last Prisoner of War," an investigative article on Bergdahl by the late Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings.
Bergdahl spent five years as a prisoner in Afghanistan after being captured by the Taliban in June 2009. He was released on May 31 in exchange for five high-level Taliban prisoners from the U.S. military facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Many soldiers who served with Bergdahl and others have spoken out about the soldier since his release. Some of those who served with him say Bergdahl walked away from his post and wanted to be with the people of Afghanistan. They are calling him a deserter, not a hero.
At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for him, according to those same soldiers. However, the Pentagon has not confirmed that information.
A two-star U.S. Army general was appointed over the weekend to look into the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's disappearance.