EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has acquired an unnamed original pitch from George Nolfi, a ripped from the headlines, fact-based drama about the evacuation of Afghanistan. Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy are linked to the lead role.
The story is based on recently reported true stories, focusing on three former Special Forces team members jumping back into the fight with their Afghan counterparts to rescue families and allies left behind in the wake of Afghanistan’s rapid fall in August last year.
Jules Daly, Tatum and Hardy will produce as well as Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan from the Free Association. Nolfi becomes executive producer.
Tatum has the next lead role in Dog, which he co-directed with Reid Carolin, and opposite Sandra Bullock in The Lost City. Hardy comes from the hit sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage and wrapped up Havoc, the Gareth Evans-directed Netflix thriller. Nolfi most recently wrote and directed The Banker for Apple TV +.
Senior Vice President of Production Ryan Jones will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Nolfi is represented by CAA and David Fox at Myman Greenspan; Tatum is represented by CAA, Hanson, Jacobson, Teller and Relevant; Hardy is represented by United Agents and Range Media Partners.