Rosamund Pike is attached to star and portray Marie Colvin, an American War Reporter in an untitled biopic from Thunder Road Pictures according to both casting news reports earlier tonight per Deadline and Variety.
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Rosamund Pike Set To Play War Reporter Marie Colvin
EXCLUSIVE: Rosamund Pike has been set to portray Marie Colvin
in the untitled film about the American reporter who worked in conflict
zones including Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka,
where she lost her left eye in 2001. Colvin, who wore a distinctive eye
patch after that, died in early 2012 during a rocket attack covering
the civil war in Syria for the U.K.’s Sunday Times.
Production begins in October in the U.K. and Middle East. Arash Amel wrote the script, based on “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” a Marie Brenner article in the August 2012 Vanity Fair. Matthew Heineman is directing. He’s coming off Emmy and Oscar nominations for his documentary Cartel Land, after winning Best Director prize at 2015 Sundance. Amazon Studios acquired his latest docu City of Ghosts, to be released this summer by IFC. The Marie Colvin film is produced by Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Kamala Films’ Marissa McMahon, as well as Denver & Delilah Films. Erica Lee is exec producer. [Deadline]