John Erick Dowdle (“No Escape,” “Devil”) has been set to direct the action thriller “Six Minutes to Freedom” based on the 1989 rescue of American citizen Kurt Muse in Panama.
Muse was imprisoned for broadcasting from a pirate radio station which dissented against then dictator Manuel Noriega. He was the first American rescued from prison by the U.S. Delta Force.
Dowdle and his brother Drew Dowdle will adapt the script from John Gilstrap novel of the same name. Marc Butan, Drew Dowdle, Sam Franco and Laura Bickford will produce.