I profiled State Rep. Allen Vaught in our December issue, which is just hitting newsstands. When you read it, you will not find the following detail in it, as Allen just e-mailed it to me. So go ahead and print this out and paste it somewhere in the body of the story. Anyway, Vaught and the translator he worked with while stationed in Iraq “will most likely” (Allen’s words) appear in the forthcoming movie based on Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s book, Imperial Life in the Emerald City. The film, which looks like it will be released sometime in 2009, stars Matt Damon, and is directed by Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum). Filming begins in January, and, as Vaught says:
It focuses on the early parts of the invasion, and the disconnect between those of us in the field versus the people in the Green Zone. They want actual soldiers who were there playing soldiers in the movie, so we are rounding up a few soldiers to take part.
If you’ve seen Greengrass’ work, you know this is entirely in his wheelhouse.