Status: Development As of October 2, 2016
Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'. Angelina Jolie is in early talks to star.
Mary Jennings serves three tours in Afghanistan as a rescue helicopter pilot where she Medevac'd hundreds of men and women off of the battlefield. At one point, her helicopter is shot down during a r... more
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Mary Jennings serves three tours in Afghanistan as a rescue helicopter pilot where she Medevac'd hundreds of men and women off of the battlefield. At one point, her helicopter is shot down during a rescue mission and she is shot by the Taliban. She fights through her injuries to save the three Americans that are the target of the rescue mission, and her own team. Their ordeal culminates in a daring escape hanging onto the skids of a Kiowa helicopter. Hegar also sues the secretary of defense asserting that the Combat Exclusion Policy (which prevents women from entering direct combat) is unconstitutional, and she wins. In 2013, the secretary of defense repeals the policy.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- An adaptation of memoir "Shoot Like A Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight In Afghanistan and on the Home Front" by Air Force Major Mary Jennings Hegar.