/ 411mania.com

THR reports that Straight Outta Compton writer and co-executive producer Alan Wenkus has been tapped to write a script based on the New York Times best-selling book, Code Name: Johnny Walker for 28 Entertainment. The book was written by Jim DeFelice, the co-author of Chris Kyle’s autobiography, American Sniper, which was later adapted into a…

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The Hollywood Reporter

/ The Hollywood Reporter

The story follows the exploits of an Iraqi citizen who worked with the U.S. Navy SEALs as a translator, helping them track down terrorists and became a legend in the U.S. special-ops community. Straight Outta Compton writer and co-executive producer Alan Wenkus has inked a deal to adapt the New York Times best-seller Code Name:…

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Variety

/ Variety

By Dave McNary 28 Entertainment has acquired film rights to the autobiography “Code Name: Johnny Walker,” the account of a Navy SEAL translator in Iraq. The book is written by the Iraqi translator under the pseudonym “Johnny Walker” and co-written by Jim DeFelice, co-author of “American Sniper.” It was published last week by William Morrow,…

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The Hollywood Reporter

/ The Hollywood Reporter

By Pamela McClintock 28 Entertainment has optioned the film rights to the New York Times best-selling autobiography “Code Name: Johnny Walker.” A feature film about an Iraqi who spent years translating for U.S. Navy SEALs fighting in his country is in the works. 28 Entertainment has optioned the movie rights to the autobiography Code Name: Johnny…

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/ Screen Daily

By Jeremy Kay The interpreter co-wrote the book under the pseudonym Johnny Walker with Jim DeFelice, co-author of American Sniper. William Morrow published it last week. 28 Entertainment’s Jay Hoffman, Brian A Hoffman, and Brett Harrison will produce the story of the Iraqi man’s experiences working within the SEALS fold, the US invasion and the insurgency…

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/ FOX News

If you’re a lover of wine, chances are you’ll be drawn to, or at least intrigued by, movies that prominently feature wines. Fortunately, there are a large number of films which revolve around wine and wine tasting. It is perhaps understandable that wine has become such an influential topic for movie makers, because there is…

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/ Lights Camera Austin

In the Austin-shot drama Deep in the Heart written by Brian A. Hoffman, Jon Gries (left) portrays Texas businessman and philanthropist Richard Wallrath. This warts-and-all biography details Wallrath’s struggles with alcohol, his estranged relationship with his family, his rocky road to success, and his faith in God. Deep in the Heart received its world premiere Oct. 23 at the…

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/ Slackerwood

The 18th Austin Film Festival is almost here. To help celebrate all the locally connected movies at this year’s fest, we’ve reached out to a number of filmmakers to find out about their Austin and Texas-tied films screening at AFF, and to hear about what they’re looking forward to doing during the festival. Deep In…

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/ Indie Wire

Twenty-three U.S. and world premieres are on tap for the 2011 Austin Film Festival & Conference. Today’s list includes 60 titles from various genres. Highlights such as James Franco’s “Sal,” the latest by Jay and Mark Duplass, “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms, “The Descendants” starring George Clooney, “Shame” starring…

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