Relativity Media has teamed with producer Dana Brunetti for an untitled movie about two Americans who were killed during the 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya.
The studio bought the life rights of CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, the fomer U.S. Navy SEALs who rescued 30 Americans in the attacks at the CIA Annex in Benghazi. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith had been killed a few hours earlier in a separate attack.
Relativity has also acquired the life rights to Woods’ widow Dorothy Woods and Sean Lake, the executor of Doherty’s estate.
“Deepwater Horizon” screenwriter Matthew Sand has been hired to write the script for the Benghazi movie.
Brunetti’s credits include “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network” and “Captain Phillips.”
The Relativity project is the second about the Benghazi attack, which took place on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Michael Bay is attached to direct Benghazi thriller “13 Hours” with Paramount distributing.
“13 Hours” is based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Thirteen Hours: A Firsthand Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Pablo Schreiber and John Krasinski are starring, with Erwin Stoff is producing through 3 Arts Entertainment.
The news about Relativity’s Benghazi project was first reported by Deadline.com.