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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Scribe Robert Rodat Penning ‘Semper Fi’; Hawk Koch & Allyn Stewart Producing

‘Saving Private Ryan’ Scribe Robert Rodat Penning ‘Semper Fi’; Hawk Koch & Allyn Stewart Producing

Exclusive: Oscar-nominated Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat is set to write Semper Fi, the true story of Marine Maj. Thomas Schueman and his extraordinary Afghan interpreter Zainulla Zaki.

During fierce fighting in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, the two men formed an unbreakable brotherhood that transcended the differences in their cultures and ethnicities. After Schueman’s return to the U.S. he tried, with no success, to help Zaki and his family get out of Afghanistan. This summer, as the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan, Zaki and his family were targeted for execution by the Taliban due to his involvement with U.S. Forces. Schueman’s devotion to his comrade and his struggle to save him, his wife and four children led to a harrowing escape and a daring rescue at Kabul’s airport.

The project is being developed by producers Flashlight Films managing partner Allyn Stewart and veteran movie producer Hawk Koch,

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