Columbia and Mann Team on Robert Capa Film

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Columbia Pictures and director Michael Mann are developing a film on renowned war photographer Robert Capa that will concentrate on his torrid two-year romance with fellow photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War.

Variety says the studio has acquired “Waiting for Robert Capa,” a Spanish-language novel by Spain’s Susana Fortes, and set Jez Butterworth to adapt it. Mann will produce through his Forward Pass.

The trade talked more about the story:

The story begins in Paris in 1935, where Capa, a refugee from fascist Hungary, met Taro, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. The outbreak of the Spanish Civil War a year later began Capa’s emergence as the most renowned war photographer ever and established Taro as the first frontline female battle photographer. She was killed in the Battle of Brunete in 1937.

You can read more about the project here.