Warner Bros. has acquired an untitled action thriller pitch about the rescue last year of fifteen hostages in Colombia reports Variety.
The story will focus on Operacion Jaque, a five-year plan to locate and rescue three Americans who had been captured in 2003 by Colombian guerilla group FARC.
The covert effort involved numerous governments, diplomats and intelligence services and a vast network of spies, military advisers and soldiers plus high-tech surveillance measures.
Peter Landesman has been set to write the script which Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Scott Z. Burns will produce.
Screen Gems is at work on a rival drama “Operation Checkmate” that Jessica Postigo is penning and Simon Brand will direct.