Variety has reported that Oliver Stone is set to make another 9/11 film. After World Trade Center (which got a lot of unfair flak from certain UK critics) he is slated to direct Jawbreaker, which focuses on the immediate military response to the terror attacks on September 11th.
The trade paper says:
After steering clear of political controversy with 9/11 heroism tale “World Trade Center,” Oliver Stone and Paramount Pictures are venturing into edgier territory with “Jawbreaker.” Pic will focus on America’s response to the terrorist attacks with the invasion of Afghanistan and hunt for 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden.
Cyrus Nowrasteh, whose most recent credit was the controversial ABC miniseries “The Path to 9/11,” is set to write a second draft of “Jawbreaker.” Script is based in part on a memoir of the same name by Gary Berntsen, the CIA’s pointman during the invasion, who coordinated the efforts of the CIA and Special Operations Forces to end Taliban rule.
Stone and Par bought the book months ago and kept it hush-hush so that “World Trade Center” could open unencumbered in the U.S. and overseas. A first draft was written by Ralph Pezzullo, who co-wrote “Jawbreaker” with Bernsten.
With “World Trade Center” on track to gross upward of $125 million worldwide, Par was eager to take the subject to its next logical step.
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