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Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher to Pen Warner Bros' MEGIDDO

According to Deadline, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher will write the script for Warner Bros.' upcoming WWI film MEGIDDO.

The project is "an epic adventure set against the Sinai Campaign of World War I."

The film comes from Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem's Weimaraner Republic Pictures.

Hatcher is an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. His many award-winning original plays have been seen on Broadway, off-Broadway, as well as every regional theater in America. From Miss Nelson is Missing in 1996 to recently, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, he has published more than 25 plays, including Compleat Female Stage Beauty, which was recognized with an Ivey Award last year. Locally, the Illusion Theater has commissioned and/or staged 12 Hatcher plays, and he has written or adapted several scripts for the Guthrie Theater. Hatcher's works have appeared on many other Twin Cities stages, including Park Square Theatre, the Children's Theatre and the History Theatre. Hatcher's screenwriting credits include Casanova with Heath Ledger and The Duchess with Keira Knightly. He also wrote several episodes for Columbo, the popular Peter Falkdetective show that aired in the 1970s and 1980s. His accomplishments include winning several awards and fellowships from the NEA, the Lila Wallace Fund, the Rosenthal New Play Prize, the Frankel Award, Barrymore Award and others. He is a four-time participant at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, and is a member of Dramatists Guildand the Writers Guild of America. In addition, he is a Playwrights' Center Core Alumnus and a New DramatistsAlumnus.

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