The film and television rights to an upcoming book about the death of Osama Bin Laden are currently being offered to Hollywood studio executives and movie producers. The upcoming book is said to contain new details and information about the September 11 architect’s death.
Chuck Pfaffer, former SEAL Team Six commander and author of “SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden,” will be in Los Angeles on Friday along with his agents shopping film and television rights, said the Hollywood Reporter. Interest from studios and producers is expected to be overwhelming. The book is scheduled for publication on November 8 by St. Martin’s Press and is attracting attention among terrorism and national security experts in Washington. Previously, the book was reportedly delayed for several months so it could be cleared by government officials.
Pfarrer is the author of the best-selling “Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL,” and is said to have gotten a firsthand account of the raid from SEAL members actually involved in the operation. Sources who are familiar with the book say that “SEAL Target Geronimo” gives a daring account of the raid that bares contradictions to the official White House version.
Pfarrer writes that the SEALs entered Bin Laden’s home from the roof and killed him in the first 90 seconds of the raid. The official White House account reports Bin Laden dying near the end of an approximately 40-minute raid, after hiding in his bedroom as the SEALS fought their way up from the ground floor. Pfarrer also provides new information on the weeks and months leading up to the raid and relates the history of the Navy’s elite and secretive SEAL Team Six.
A separate movie about the Bin Laden raid is already being made by director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, both of “The Hurt Locker” acclaim, for Sony Pictures with a release date scheduled for the fall of 2012.