It’s Checkmate for Jessica Postigo


Screen Gems has set Jessica Postigo to write Operation Checkmate, a drama based on the recent rescue of hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), reports Variety.

Simon Brand is directing the drama, which will be produced by Vertigo’s Doug Davison and Roy Lee, Anadale Pictures’ Sergio Aguero and Alejandro Arango Gomez of Colombia-based RCN-TV.

The film will tell the story of the rescue from the viewpoint of military rescuers who duped FARC and freed 15 hostages, which included former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.

The plan is to have the final 22 minutes of the rescue unfold in real time.