EXCLUSIVE: Truth Entertainment, one of the production companies behind the Matthew McConaughey-starring Dallas Buyers Club, is readying its next project The Nobistor Affair. The film is based upon the epic and captivating first-hand account of Vietnam veteran Tim Carmody, who along with seven others was recruited by the U.S. government for a top-secret mission to aid in the coup d’état of the Ghana government that ultimately went horribly wrong.
The Nobistor Affair is written by David Marconi (Enemy Of The State). Truth Entertainment is presenting under its banner in partnership with NoEgo Films. Truth’s Joe Newcomb, NoEgo’s Rick Van Meter and Jay Thames will serve as producers. Principal photography is scheduled to start in fourth-quarter of 2016 with an anticipated release in fall 2017. Van Meter secured and developed the story with Carmody’s guidance after months of meeting at his bar, Doherty’s No-Mercy Saloon.
“When I read the script I knew it was a project that Truth had to be a part of, but I really wanted to be involved when I heard Tim’s story first hand,” Newcomb told Deadline. “Hearing the unbelievable hardship and his determination to live, I knew, just like with Dallas Buyers Club, that the story was transcendent, entertaining and it would be as powerful cinematically as it was emotionally. I can’t wait to put it in the hands of the most passionate talent in show business.”
In 1986, Carmody, a Vietnam veteran and co-founder of the Rhodesia Veterans Association, was recruited by the U.S. government for a top-secret mission to deliver six tons of weapons to the pro-U.S. rebels near Ghana, in an attempt to overthrow the government. While en route, their mission was compromised and aborted. Awaiting extraction in Brazil, their boat, The Nobistor, was overtaken by the ruthless Policia of Brazil. Ultimately, Carmody and his team were sent to one of the world’s most dangerous prisons. With the U.S. government and CIA abandoning them, their only mission now was survival. The Nobistor Affair is a chapter in American history many have never heard of.
Truth is in production on The Tribes Of Palos Verdes with Jennifer Garner and is in post-production on Stealing Cars with William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman. Van Meter is the founder of NY-based NoEgo Films. Thames is the founder of LA-based 77 Films.