Jessica Postigo Calls Checkmate

Jessica Postigo will pen the hostage drama “Operation Checkmate” for Screen Gems reports Variety.

The film will tell the story of the recent rescue from the viewpoint of military rescuers who duped the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and freed fifteen hostages, which included former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.

The plan is to have the final 22 minutes of the rescue unfold in real time. Simon Brand is directing the drama.