Fred Cuny Biopic In The World

Element Films and Spitfire Pictures will turn author Scott Anderson’s “The Man Who Tried to Save the World” and the 1997 “Frontline” documentary “The Lost American” into a feature film biopic reports Variety.

The film will focus on the death-defying disaster-relief exploits of U.S. aid worker Fred Cuny, a Texan who became known as the Master of Disaster for his accomplishments in unstable places like Iraq, Ethiopia, Somalia, Bosnia and Chechnya.

He went missing in Chechnya in 1995 as he tried to negotiate a ceasefire and its believed that he was murdered there.

Stuart Beattie (“Collateral”) will write the screenplay once the writers strike is resolved.