HBO Options Benghazi-Themed “Under Fire”

HBO has optioned the rights to The New York Times best-seller “Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi” with plans to turn it into a telemovie.

The story will offer an inside account of the attack against U.S. diplomatic and intelligence outposts in Benghazi, Libya which saw the death of four people including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

Jerry Weintraub, who recently produced “Behind the Candelabra” for the network, is on board to executive produce.

The news comes just days after it was announced that Thunder Road is developing a similar theatrical feature using the novel “The Embassy House”.

Source: The Live Feed