By Travis Martin
Andrew Garfield just played a real-life war veteran Desmond Doss in “Hacksaw Ridge,“ and now is playing another war figure. A story from The Hollywood Reporter states that Garfield is set to star in the biopic “Black Lion” as Afghanistan war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon. Rupert Fowler and Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold Features will produce the film with Garfield.
Originally a Wall Street trader belonging to a Greek-British aristocratic family, Basil “Carlos” Mavroleon would leave that behind and become a war correspondent. Mavroleon was one of the first reporters to be instilled in the Afghan tribes during the Afghan War in the 80s, going so far as fighting the Red Army as part of the Mujahideen. “Black Lion” will focus on Mavroleon’s final assignment for 60 Minutes during the missile strikes of Bill Clinton‘s Operation Infinite Reach. He would be found dead found dead under mysterious circumstances in a Peshawar motel.
Alessandro Camon is writing the script, but no director has been announced. No release date is out for “Black Lion.”