Kevin Bacon Takes A Chance

HBO Films has attached Kevin Bacon to star in and Ross Katz to direct its Iraq war pic “Taking Chance” reports Variety.

Bacon will play Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, an officer who accompanies the body of fallen U.S. soldier Chance Phelps as it is returned home from Iraq for a burial in Wyoming.

Strobl is penning the script with Katz, adapting it from Strobl’s short story of the same name. Production will begin this Summer for a 2008 airdate.