“Braveheart” scribe Randall Wallace is set to direct “The Conscientious Objector” for Walden Media says The Wrap.
The story follows WW2 medic Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Drafted in 1942, the he became a medic because he refused to carry a weapon into combat. Robert Schenkkan penned the script.
Wallace previous helmed “The Man in the Iron Mask” and “We Were Soldiers” and he’ll replace Aaron Schneider who was previously attached to direct. Terry Benedict, Bill Mechanic and David Permut are producing.