One of the most interesting stories that happened during the Vietnam War is being sent to the big screens. According to the portal Deadline , Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan ("The Great Gatsby", "Education of the Senses") intends to play a major role in film titled On The Other Side * ( On The Other Side ). He will tell about the military journalist Kate Webb , who spent 23 days in captivity.|
Also Carey will produce the film in collaboration with First Look Media , Pictures Films and EBM Production .
The film will be based on The Other Side: 23 Days with the Viet Cong , which Webb wrote in 1972. He will tell the story of one of the greatest reporters of her generation, and how she opened the way for women in military journalism.
Covering the Vietnam War for the United Press news agency, Kate Webb survived fierce fighting and 23 days of captivity in the Cambodian jungle after being taken hostage by communist forces in 1971. The journalist was presumed dead, and the New York Times even published an obituary dedicated to her, but was eventually released. Kate Webb has covered numerous conflicts, including the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan. She died of cancer in 2007 at the age of 64.
“I am delighted to bring the wonderful story of Kate Webb to the screen,, Carey Mulligan shared. -Her honesty, curiosity and perseverance set her apart from many other journalists at the time and ultimately saved her life. In a world of growing discord, I can't think of a more relevant character. She owes her survival to the desire to understand the other side of the story, to find out the truth and honestly tell about it. I am honored to be doing this project with such a talented team of producers. "
As one of the few female reporters involved in the Vietnam War, First Look Media President Michael Bloom said, Kate Webb went through the most excruciating ordeal a military could face. correspondent. With journalism being tested on a daily basis, studio bosses are delighted that Mulligan will bring this fearless woman to life.
Filming is scheduled to begin in spring 2018.
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The Topic of Article: Carey Mulligan will be captured.