“Hacksaw Ridge” actor and former “the Amazing Spider-Man” star Andrew Garfield has closed a deal to star in and produce “Black Lion” for Stay Gold Features.
Alessandro Camon will pen the film about war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon, a Harvard educated heir to a Greek shipping empire who left a high-flying life as a Wall Street trader to become a war correspondent in Afghanistan.
The film will deal with his final assignment for “60 Minutes” where he was tasked with sneaking into Afghan tribal territories immediately after President Clinton’s 1998 missile strikes against Bin Laden’s camps.
Days after finding the links between Pakistan and Al Qaida, Mavroleon was found dead in a Peshawar motel room under mysterious circumstances. Garfield, Rupert Fowler and Daniela Taplin Lundberg are producing.
Stay Gold Features’ first film, “Patti Cake$,” scored big at Sundance this year. The second, “It Follows” director David Robert Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake,” opens later this year and also stars Garfield.