Pierce Brosnan's firm developing Capa pic
Paul McGuigan attached to directIrish DreamTime is going to war.
The Pierce Brosnan shingle is developing a story about famed Hungarian photojournalist Robert Capa, attaching Paul McGuigan to direct.
Born Andre Friedmann in early-20th century Budapest, Capa memorialized many conflicts, including the Spanish Civil War and World War II. The colorful journalist also helped found Magnum Photos and traveled in glamorous circles that included a friendship with John Steinbeck and an affair with Ingrid Bergman.
Capa, who was killed in 1954 when he stepped on a land mine during the Indochina War, perhaps is best known for his photos of D-Day. He was one of the few photographers to land on the beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, and capture images of the Allied invasion.
DreamTime has a first-look deal with MGM, but there is no word yet on whether the studio will board the project.
The Endeavor-repped McGuigan directed the Dakota Fanning thriller "Push," a recent Summit release. He also helmed 2006's "Lucky Number Slevin," a comedic crime caper released by MGM.
DreamTime most recently produced Shana Feste's "The Greatest," a family drama starring Brosnan and Susan Sarandon, which screened at last month's Sundance Film Festival.