Life Of Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Getting Movie Treatment From Imperative

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Imperative Entertainment, the studio behind the Clint Eastwood movie The Mule and last year’s Ridley Scott-helmed All the Money in the World, has come aboard to produce Prince of War. The feature film will center on Erik Prince, the ex-Navy Seal who founded the controversial private military contracting firm Blackwater.

Michaël R. Roskam is directing the film as his next project. He is also working with Collateral‘s Stuart Beattie on a new version of Beattie’s initial script, which was adapted from Prince’s 2013 book Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, as well as Adam Ciralsky’s 2009 Vanity Fair article “Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy.”

The pic will focus on Prince, the billionaire capitalist dogged by a grand-jury investigation, clandestine CIA assassination missions, and the voluntary manslaughter trial of five ex-employees. The producers say
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