Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Junger/Hetherington Afghanistan film to air on NatGeo

Nat Geo Channel Grabs Afghanistan Doc

National Geographic Channel has acquired exclusive global broadcast rights to a feature-length documentary about U.S. troops on the frontlines in Afghanistan, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

"Restrepo," which will premiere on the opening night of the Sundance festival, is based on Sebastian Junger's latest book, called “War,” and comes from Junger and photojournalist Tim Hetherington.

Theatrical rights have yet to be sold. The move is expected to air on Nat Geo in the fall.


Sharon said...

Thanks for the info, the doc trailer looks great. Short interview with Tim & Sebastian too:

Sharon said...

Restrepo just won an award at the Sundance Festival. There is an interview with Sebastian and Tim about the film. Sebastian said while filming the movie in Afghanistan he was blown up by an IED and Tim was badly hurt! They both look fine now, all their limbs intact. But whew, stay safe guys.

Delie said...

Thanks for the update, Sharon! Looking forward to seeing Restrepo.