March 23, 2007 09:26:14 GMT
Warner Bros. Pictures will make a movie about State Hero of Connecticut Nathan Hale based on M. William Phelps' biography.
Sets to evoke the spirit of heroism among the movigoers, Warner Bros. Pictures is in progress to develop "For the Sake of Liberty". a film feature about Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War who was widely considered America's first spy.
Based on M. William Phelps' upcoming biography "For the Sake of Liberty: America's First Spy", the picture will likely to follow the last years of Hale's life, especially after he volunteered for an espionage assignment authorized by the States' first intelligence organization. No words yet on who will either star in or direct.
Hale, a native of Coventry, Connecticut, joined a Connecticut militia when the Revolutionary War broke in 1775 then was appointed to command a small unit of Lt. Col. Thomas Knowlton's Rangers in March 1776 before offered himself to spy on the British who at that time had captured the island of Manhattan. Sadly, his true identity was later revealed, leading him to be punished by gallows on September 22, 1776.