Universal Pictures and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video label have picked up the film rights to former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill’s book “The Operator”. “Billions” producer Michael Russell Gunn will adapt the screenplay.
The book chronicles O’Neill’s life from a childhood in Montana to his decision to enlist in the military to the intense counter-terrorism efforts he endured for over a decade in the aftermath of 9/11. The book ends with him firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden.
O’Neill was involved in several other operations that have been adapted for the screen in the past – namely as the film’s “Lone Survivor” and “Captain Phillips”. Michaels, who runs SNL, will produce.
Source: The Wrap