The film tracks the story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to blow the whistle on members of his platoon who carry out a murderous scheme in the desolate wasteland of Southern Afghanistan. Wolff, who starred in The Fault of Our Stars, is set to play Winfield with Skarsgård, who was recently seen in The Legend of Tarzan, playing the fraternal and imposing Sergeant Deeks.
Krauss will write and direct this version of his documentary, which is currently in pre-production.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce for Temple Hill Entertainment, while Cornerstone Films will oversee international sales and distribution and will introduce the project to buyers at AFM. UTA and CAA will jointly rep North American rights.
“When we first saw Dan Krauss’ documentary, we were shocked by this story and blown away by his direction,” said Bowen and Godfrey in a statement. “His film’s scope and tension, combined with these morally ambivalent characters, made it irresistible to watch.”
Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder said: “We were spellbound by Dan Krauss’ script and vision for the retelling of this true story about a young man’s courage to speak the truth which in doing so, put his own life at risk.”
Wolff and Skarsgård are repped by CAA. Wolff is also repped by Untitled Entertainment. DAn Krauss and Temple Hill are with UTA.