Operation Checkmate

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Operation Checkmate: Jessica Postigo to write the real-events drama
Variety reports that Jessica Postigo is to write Operation Checkmate, the Screen Gems drama that will be based on the recent rescue of hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The film, directed by L.A.-based Colombian director Simon Brand will tell the story of the rescue from the viewpoint of military rescuers who duped FARC and freed 15 hostages, which included former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt. The final 22 minutes of the film will unfold in real time, depicting the dramatic release as the rescuers tricked the kidnappers into thinking they were a humanitarian group.
    Sun September 14, 2008 | Source: Variety