Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) will direct an adaptation of Medal of Honor winner Clinton Romesha's book Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor, Sony Pictures announced. Deadline reported that George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures are on board as producer. Sony optioned the book last year. Adam Cozad (Suicide Squad 2) wrote the script, and Josh Bratman is also producing.
The project "potentially falls right into the filmmaker's wheelhouse, and could follow in the footsteps of great war films like Black Hawk Down and We Were Soldiers," Deadline added.