Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, In the Name of the Father) has optioned Deborah Campbell's A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War, and will create either a feature film or limited series through his Seamus Productions, Deadline reported. He plans to adapt and direct the project.
George said he "hopes to find a production partner for the story which is about real heroism.... As I read Campbell's account, it reminded of Julia and The Killing Fields. Just like these great films, it's a powerful political story made universal by the humanity of Ahlam and Campbell. It brings to life the terrible devastation wrought on the Iraqi people through the deeply personal story of the friendship between these women and the courage both of them showed in the face of the cruelty of the Assad regime."