While we’ll ignore the political side, there’s also a commercial side to the Bowe Bergdahl story.

For those who don’t know, Bergdahl was an American prisoner of war who on May 31 was “traded” back to the United States in exchange for five Taliban prisoners. The story has generated a firestorm of controversy and has single-handedly sustained the news cycle for nearly three weeks.

And now, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow wants to tell the tale onscreen. Her production company is developing a Bergdahl-based movie, which is going to be written by Bigelow’s partner Mark Boal. Bigelow is not currently attached to direct, but these things can all change quickly.

At the same time, Fox Searchlight has purchased the rights to the article about Bergdahl in Rolling Stone entitled America's Last Prisoner of War, and have commissioned Little Children director Todd Field to write, produce, and direct.

Let the race to reease the movie first begin.

How much will either of these movies be like Homeland? Who knows. But if there’s some sort of weird, drawn out love story, that would be terribly unfortunate.

[via Vulture]