The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are tackling The Bowe Bergdahl Story ©, but they’re not the only ones. Fox Searchlight is working on a Bergdahl film, too. Next? Bowe Bergdahl action figure! Don’t want to wait until next year for the Taliban kidnappers action figures playset? No worries! Just substitute these “Duck Dynasty”figures! The American Taliban’s First Furry Family is happy to step in!
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Well, if there was ever any doubt, we can say now firmly that Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are not afraid of controversy. The director/writer pair had a certain amount of backlash from “The Hurt Locker,” but nothing compared to their follow-up “Zero Dark Thirty” — willfully misread by some as being pro-torture, and well-researched to the extent that some wanted to investigate where their sources come from.
But that may have been the tip of the iceberg compared to what might come next, as Deadline report that the pair, through Boal’s new Megan Ellison-backed company Page One, are planning to make a movie focusing on the story of Bowe Bergdahl.