Forget New Hampshire. Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.) may soon be back on the campaign trail – this time for an Oscar. The Republican maverick has enlisted Bobby Geisler and John Roberdeau, who produced 1998’s WWII drama The Thin Red Line, to bring his 1999 best-seller Faith of My Fathers (written with Mark Salter) to the big screen. Fathers recounts how McCain survived five and a half years in a Vietnam POW camp by using lessons from his grandfather, a four-star admiral, and his father, commanding officer of U.S. forces in the Pacific. ”The movie will focus on how his family heritage and his captors force him to look into the abyss,” says Roberdeau, who envisions Edward Norton as McCain. The senator (who has no approval on the film) says he sought out the Line duo because they too grew up in military families: ”Bobby and John will bring both affection for the honor of military legacies and an appreciation for the challenges they impose.”
Posted April 19 2002 — 12:00 AM EDT
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