Clint Eastwood to direct Jessica Buchanan biopic

If there is one thing you have to give Clint Eastwood credit for, he knows his audience. Many of us plan on being well retired when we reach the ripe old age of 86. However, Eastwood seems intent on making movies that resonant with the American cinema going public.

His latest in his trilogy of American semi-biopic features, following on from 2014’s American Sniper and this years smash-hit Sully (released December 2 in Irish cinemas) comes Impossible Odds, based on the memoirs of Jessica Buchanan. Working alongside scriptwriter Brian Helgeland, Impossible Odds follows Buchanan and her colleague when they were taken hostage while working in Somalia in 2011, having been sold out by their escort. Their ordeal finally came to an after 93 days when Buchanan’s husband, Erik, having exhausted all possibilities for his wife’s safe release, managed to get President Obama involved who signed off on SEAL Team 6 being deployed for their rescue.

No word as to whether Eastwood will focus the movie on SEAL Team 6, a possibility following American Sniper, or retell Buchanan’s harrowing tale of survival.