David MacKenzie (“Young Adam”) is in negotiations to direct the true story Colombian hostage rescue drama “The Mission” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story centers on a U.S. Special Advisor who worked on Operation Jaque, a five-year plan to locate and rescue fifteen hostages, including three Americans, captured by the Colombian guerilla group FARC in 2003.
Cut loose from U.S. embassy control, he teamed up with a Colombian intelligence agent to pull off the daring rescue.
Peter Landesman and Peter Craig worked on the script while Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Scott Burns and Thomas McLarty are producing.
MacKenzie’s acclaimed new film “Starred Up,” starring Rupert Friend, Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn, hits cinemas later this year.