Hollywood to turn Bogdanos book about stolen Iraq antiquities into a movie





Valhalla Motion Pictures and Legendary Pictures are going to Iraq, obtaining feature rights to Matthew Bogdanos' "Thieves of Baghdad" to produce for Warner Bros.
Studio and Legendary will co-finance the adaptation of the book, which focuses on the pursuit of stolen antiquities from the Iraq National Museum. Gale Anne HurdGale Anne Hurd will produce.

Tome's a first-person account of Bogdanos' criminal investigation in the midst of war to recover priceless artifacts after gaining the trust and cooperation of Iraqi civilians. Bogdanos and his team recovered a large number of the pieces looted from the museum without a single casualty.

Bogdanos, a reserve Marine Corps colonel, was working as a Manhattan assistant district attorney when he was called to active duty in Afghanistan after 9/11. He subsequently earned a Bronze Star for his leadership role in counterterrorist operations and served two tours in Iraq before returning to the D.A.'s office last October.




comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe to our mailing list