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Sheridan Plans "Lockerbie" Bombing Film

By Garth Franklin Friday April 25th 2014 11:52AM

Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan is developing a movie about the 1988 Pan Am terrorist bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Sheridan and Irish screenwriter Audrey O'Reilly are developing the screenplay and say the project will "definitely happen in the next few years."

The film's narrative follows real-life story of Jim Swire, an English doctor whose daughter Flora was among the 270 dead when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish village on its way from London to the United States.

Swire soon became a campaigner for the truth and was unconvinced by the accusations leveled at Libya. Eventually he became a working medic treating Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the alleged Libyan intelligence officer who was jailed for the bombing.

The incident recently returned to the news after an Iranian intelligence officer who defected to Europe claims the bombing was done by a Syria-based terror group under orders from Iran due to a U.S. Navy strike six months earlier.

Source: The Guardian

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