Director: Doug Liman
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Screenwriter: Geoffrey Fletcher
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Director Doug Liman ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "The Bourne Identity") and screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire") are teaming to re-create the 1971 Attica state prison uprising. The confrontation between prisoners and guards took four days. Liman's father, the late Arthur Liman, served as chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison and co-authored the commission's report chastising then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and prison authorities for their role in the incident, during which 32 inmates and 10 hostages were killed, 39 of them during an assault by state police.