Finally Some News on Kathryn Bigelow’s Next Movie

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bowe-bergdahl-movieFor the longest time it seemed like Kathryn Bigelow‘s next film would be the border zone thriller Triple Frontier, but Deadline now says that film has been pushed aside. So what’s next?

Is it that adaptation of Anand Giridharadas‘ non-fiction book “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas” starring Tom Hardy? Nope, it’s going to be the one we learned about last June, bringing Bigelow back together with screenwriter Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) to tell the story of Taliban POW Bowe Bergdahl. Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna is producing and studios are expected to begin bidding soon.

As I wrote back in June, I would rather see a story of the late “Rolling Stone” reporter Michael Hastings whose article on Bergdahl, “America’s Last Prisoner of War” is being adapted for Todd Field to direct. We’ve heard enough about Bergdahl and I also wish Bigelow would tackle something a little less politically different.

Of course, by the time we get a release date for this pic, it will steadily rise on my most anticipated list so that paragraph above is just a little belly-aching… nevermind me.