Tony Scott’s Scott Free Productions has optioned the Vanity Fair article “Pat Dollard’s War on Hollywood” as well as the life rights of the Hollywood agent turned pro-war documentary filmmaker says The Hollywood Reporter.
Dollard, who nurtured the career of a then-unknown Steven Soderbergh, was the stereotypical Hollywood agent living a drug-fueled lifestyle and dropping in and out of marriages.
He then chucked it in, embedding himself with Marines in Iraq (and shaving the word ‘die’ into his chest hair), where he joined patrols and survived several bombings. Along the way he tried to sell his documentary “Young Americans,” along with what’s described as an “incoherent porn filmed by a rehab sidekick”.
Dollard and the article’s author, Evan Wright, will write the screenplay.