Bender execs Kerry ‘Duty’ doc

Producer is active Democrat in H'w'd

Lawrence Bender has signed on to exec produce “Tour of Duty,” George Butler’s docu about Democratic candidate John Kerry.

Based on Douglas Brinkley’s book of the same name, doc will focus on Kerry’s stint with the Navy in Vietnam, his years of peace advocacy that followed and how these experiences impacted his political perspective and career.

Bender is an active Democrat and longtime supporter of Kerry.

His next film, John Dahl’s WWI epic “The Great Raid,” will be released by Miramax in the fall.

He is in post-production for Luis Mandoki’s Spanish-language film “Casas de Carton” (“Cardboard Houses”) based on the true story of an 11-year-old boy living in 1980s El Salvador during the civil war.

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