BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI! ’50 Shades’ producer gets in on Benghazi film orgy
Relativity Media will be teaming up with 50 Shades of Grey producer Dana Brunetti on what will be the second film in production about the September 11, 2012 attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Deadline‘s Mike Fleming Jr. reports.
The studio announced that it purchased the life rights of the late Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, two former U.S. Navy SEALs credited with having saved 30 American lives before losing their own during the assault on the American diplomatic compound.
Woods’ widow, Dorothy, told Deadline that her husband’s “story stands alongside the countless acts of selfless service and sacrifice that define his brotherhood of elite warriors.”
“He knew his place was on the roof that night so that others could go home,” she added. “Since the day Ty died, I have been approached by many who want to tell the Benghazi story. The team at Relativity will tell Ty’s story the way he would want it told.”
The studio also acquired her life rights, as well as those of Sean Lake, Doherty’s best friend.
Producer Brunetti told Deadline that “you can’t say enough about the men and women who voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way in service to our country.”
“Ty and Glen’s story is one of heroism and sacrifice,” he continued. “It’s my hope that sharing their story with the world will bring some much due recognition to not only them, but those who have and continue to serve. I can’t think of a better way to honor these young men and women.”
Relativity Media’s project will have some competition, however, as Paramount has already greenlit the Michael Bay film 13 Hours, with former Office star John Krasinski in the lead.