Natalee Holloway case set for film

Dutch producer Hans Pos to direct feature

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch producer Hans Pos of the Shooting Star Film Co. has announced plans for a feature film loosely based on the 2005 disappearance and possible murder of American student Natalee Holloway on Aruba, one of the islands in the Dutch Antilles.

The case attracted a lot of publicity in the Netherlands and the U.S. as the main suspect was filmed with a hidden camera by crime reporter Peter R. de Vries for a program on SBS Broadcasting of the Netherlands. The report was nominated for an Emmy.

Pos will base the film, which he also will direct, on the crime novel "Vuurkoraal," by Dutch journalist Annet de Jong. Screenwriter Simon de Waal is working on the adaptation. Pos plans to release the film in 2009.