The Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind “American Sniper” has teamed up with the moviemakers behind “American Underdog” to tell the story of SEAL 6 team member Adam Brown, who sacrificed his life on a mission in Afghanistan in March 2010.
The movie will be based on Eric Blehm’s bestselling book “Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown,” which chronicles Brown’s journey to overcome drug addiction and jail time and find purpose through his Navy service.
Screenwriter Jason Hall started his career as an actor but made the transition to writer after meeting SEAL legend Chris Kyle in 2010. Kyle trusted Hall to tell his story, and the writer worked on the movie both before and after Kyle’s murder in 2013. He was rewarded with a gigantic hit movie and an Oscar nomination.
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Hall went on to write and direct the Iraq war drama “Thank You for Your Service,” based on David Finkel’s best-selling book about Army veteran Adam Schumann and his struggles as he returned home after combat.
“Thank You for Your Service” got excellent reviews but was not a hit upon release in 2017. Audiences may want to revisit the movie now because it features an outstanding performance by Miles Teller, who’s become a huge movie star after his lead role in “Top Gun: Maverick.”
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Brothers Jon and Andrew Erwin have made a string of successful faith-based movies, including “I Still Believe,” “I Can Only Imagine” and “American Underdog,” the story of NFL legend Kurt Warner’s relationship with his Marine veteran wife Brenda.
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“We are tremendously honored to bring this story to life, and I can’t think of a better person to write this than Jason Hall. We are all honored by the trust the Brown family has placed in us to tell this story,” Andrew Erwin said in a statement.
We’ll have casting news and production dates for the movie when they become available.
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