George Clooney macht Guantanamo-Film

Der für seine liberalen Positionen und sein politisches Engagement bekannte Star hat die Filmrechte des Buchs „The Challenge“ [Herausforderung, Anfechtung, Infragestellung, jur. Anfechtungsklage] des Journalisten Jonathan Mahler gekauft, um die Geschichte des in Guantanamo gefangen gehaltenen Fahrers von Osama Bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, zu verfilmen:

George Clooney, already one of Hollywood’s leading liberal voices, has embarked on what may be one of his most controversial projects: the story of Osama bin Laden’s driver.

Clooney’s production company, Smokehouse, has bought the rights to a book about Salim Hamdan, an inmate at Guantánamo Bay who last week was sentenced to jail for his role in helping the al-Qaeda leader.

The book, The Challenge, is by journalist Jonathan Mahler and tells the story of Hamdan’s capture and trial, defended by a US navy lawyer, Lieutenant Commander Charles Swift. It has had a big critical success.

Clooney übernimmt offenbar die Rolle des US Marineanwalts Charles Swift.

Hamdan wurde vergangene Woche von einer Militärkommission verurteilt.

— Bigdaddy

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