It’s always inevitable that big news stories become films and shows. And when the evacuation of American troops from Afghanistan made headlines this summer, it certainly did.
Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum have been cast in a film about former special forces soldiers who orchestrated a rescue mission to save their Afghan counterparts during the fall of the country earlier this year.
A pitch from George Nolfi about the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan has been acquired by Universal.
Script writer Nolfi, whose writing credits include “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “The Adjustment Bureau,” will write a true story based upon actual events. The film follows three former special forces soldiers who embark on a last-ditch rescue mission with their Afghan counterparts to save allies and families in Afghanistan when the Taliban retook power in August.
The producers will include Julian Daly, Tatum, Hardy, and Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan of the Free Association.
It was Deadline website that broke the news first.