Brad Pitt is being lined up to star in hostage drama 'The Mission', which tells the story of the methodical six-year operation to free 15 hostages from the Colombian jungle.
Brad Pitt is being lined up to star in hostage drama 'The Mission'.
The Hollywood heartthrob is wanted by Warner Bros. - who have obtained the rights to the film - to take on the lead role with a script by Peter Landesman.
The film tells the story of the methodical six-year mission planned by American and Colombian covert operatives to free 15 hostages from the Colombian jungle, who included three Americans and Ingrid Betancourt, once a candidate for President of Colombia.
The hostages - who were held by the Colombian guerrilla group FARC from between six and 15 years - were treated appallingly as they were moved around jungles and often chained to trees at night by their necks.
However, the main focus will be on Operation Jaque, a military action that resulted in the freedom of 15 hostages, which took place on July 2 2008.
While Pitt - who is busy shooting 'World War Z' - is yet to sign up, Warner Bros. are keen to start shooting the movie as soon as possible.