Lorne Michaels, Universal Make Movie Deal for THE OPERATOR

Lorne Michaels, Universal Make Movie Deal for THE OPERATOR

Deadline reports Universal Pictures and Lorne Michaels have bought feature rights to The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL TEAM Warrior.

The film is based on the BIOGRAPHY by former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, who revealed in the book that he was the SEAL who killed 9/11 terror attack mastermind Osama bin Laden. Michael Russell Gunn, a producer on Showtime's Billions, will write the script.

O'Neil's bestselling book tells the story of a small-town boy from Montana who joined the Navy and found himself hunting terrorists around the globe. O'Neill retired from the Navy and now devotes himself to helping other veterans transition to civilian work.

The ambitious film will span more than a decade and follow the sacrifice of O'Neill and his teammates as they endure the war on terror, from 9/11 to the final mission to kill or capture the most wanted man in the world, bin Laden.

Read the original story on Deadline.

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