Sources tell Variety that Warner Bros. has optioned “Impossible Odds,” an autobiography by Jessica Buchanan and Anthony Flacco. The American humanitarian aid worker was kidnapped by Somali militants and later rescued by a Navy SEAL team in 2012. Eastwood is considering the pic as his next project. Brian Helgeland is writing the script. Greg Silverman and Julia Spiro are overseeing production. Flacco and Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management are attached as Associate Producers.
The story tells the tale of Buchanan, who traveled to Somalia to help children only to be kidnapped by militants and held for ransom for 93 days. Her captors were killed by SEALs in a dramatic rescue mission. CLICK FOR MORE