STATUS: In Development
Together with Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93), Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, by current Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland) is on board to direct.
Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, yet he still in prison, due to the government’s appeal.
The New York Times calls his book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the so-called “War on Terror.”
CAST & CREW
Director: Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
Writer: Michael Bronner
Producers: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Bronner, Adam Ackland, Christine Holder, Mark Holder, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin
Executive Producers: Zak Kilberg, Russell Smith
Co-Producer: Larry Siems