Brad Pitt to go on a Mission?

June 30th, 2011

Brad Pitt is being lined up to star in hostage drama 'The Mission'.

The Hollywood heartthrob is wanted by Warner Bros. - who have obtained the rights to the film - to take on the lead role with a script by Peter Landesman.

The film tells the story of the methodical six-year mission planned by American and Colombian covert operatives to free 15 hostages from the Colombian jungle, who included three Americans and Ingrid Betancourt, once a candidate for President of Colombia.

The hostages - who were held by the Colombian guerrilla group FARC from between six and 15 years - were treated appallingly as they were moved around jungles and often chained to trees at night by their necks.

However, the main focus will be on Operation Jaque, a military action that resulted in the freedom of 15 hostages, which took place on July 2 2008.

While Pitt - who is busy shooting 'World War Z' - is yet to sign up, Warner Bros. are keen to start shooting the movie as soon as possible.

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