DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release) Starring Kevin Bacon, the film is based on the first-person account of Lt. Col. Michael Strobl (USMC), chronicling his poignant journey as the volunteer military escort officer who is assigned to accompany the body of 19-year-old Lance Corporal Chance Phelps (USMC), who was killed in action in Iraq, across America back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming in spring 2004. Ross Katz makes his directorial debut; the film is written by Lt. Col. Michael Strobl and Ross Katz, based on the short story by Strobl. Executive producers are Brad Krevoy, Cathy Wischner-Sola and Ross Katz; producer is Lori Keith Douglas. The film starts production this summer and debuts in 2008.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Kevin Bacon as Michael Strobl