by Travis Normand
Okay, this was announced in 2009, but I apparently never heard the news.
George Clooney and Matt Damon have reportedly been working with Aaron Sorkin to make a film about the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case, titled “The Challenge.”
However, the film was set to begin (originally) by 2011. Today, 2011 is a distant memory as it is currently June 2012, and there has been no new news about the production of this film. This either means the project has been dropped, or there is some kind of major hold-up.
I am guessing the movie will be very entertaining with Clooney, Damon, and Sorkin on board; but it will be interesting to see how much information they are willing to give the viewer. My guess is that the average viewer won’t be “up” on his LOAC and National Security law, thus making it easy to appeal to the emotional side of indefinite detention, etc.
Oh well…we shall see.