Clint Eastwood's Next Movie Will Be About the Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan


Clint Eastwood's Next Movie Will Be About the Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan


The 86-year-old actor/filmmaker is ready for his next movie based on another true event following the success of 'Sully' biopic starring Tom Hanks.
Following the success of "Sully" biopic, Clint Eastwood is ready for his next movie based on another true event. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 86-year-old actor/filmmaker and his longtime home studio Warner Bros. plan to make a movie about Jessica Buchanan, an aid worker who was kidnapped in Somalia in October 2011.

Greg Silverman and Julia Spiro will oversee the project for the studio. Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, who worked with Eastwood in 2002's "Blood Work" as well as in the Oscar-winning 2003 movie "Mystic River", is penning the script. The story will be based on "Impossible Odds", a memoir written by Buchanan along with husband Erik Landemalm and author Anthony Flacco.

Published in 2013, the book chronicles U.S. aid worker Buchanan's 2011 kidnapping by Somali pirates. She and a colleague were held for ransom in the desert for three months. In January 2012, President Barack Obama approved the engagement of SEAL Team 6, the same elite unit that killed Osama bin Laden. The pair were finally rescued unharmed.

"Sully" stars Tom Hanks as the titular U.S. Airlines pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who became a hero after safely landing his plane on the Hudson River. The $60-million-budgeted movie has soared to over $107 million domestically. Eastwood's "American Sniper", which starred Bradley Cooper as the heroic sniper Chris Kyle, became the highest-grossing domestic movie in 2014.


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