Friday, July 10, 2020

Dylan O’Brien In Talks To Star In Peter Farrelly's Vietnam War Film

Dylan O’Brien In Talks To Star In Peter Farrelly's Vietnam War Film
Dylan O'Brien ("Maze Runner") is in talks for the lead role in Peter Farrelly's Vietnam War movie. The film is based on the book "The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War" by Joanna Molloy and John "Chickie" Donohue.

The screenplay will be adapted by Farrelly and Brian Currie, the co-writer of "Green Book", and Pete Jones ("Hall Pass"). The cast already includes Viggo Mortensen in a supporting role, and Thomasin McKenzie ("Jojo Rabbit") is being eyed for the film's female lead.

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger and Andrew Muscato will serve as producers. The project is being overseen at Skydance by Granger, Goldberg and Aimee Rivera.

Dylan O'Brien can next be seen in two Paramount films, the sci-fi flick "Infinite" and the adventure comedy "Monster Problems".

Here is the book's synopsis:
"'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' is the astounding true story of a young man's odyssey. On these pages we accompany Chick Donohue as he takes us on a fantastic voyage from the streets of Manhattan via the high seas to the jungles and cities of Vietnam at the height of a war fought mostly by forgotten blue collar kids. Back in 1968, Donohue was a man on a singular mission - to prove to the soldiers and Marines from the neighborhood that they were not forgotten and never would be. On the way, Donohue lets no obstacle get in his way - not bemused military officials startled by his presence in a combat zone nor Viet Cong rocket fire. This book is both a testament to the fading notions of loyalty and brotherhood and an elegy for the working class enclaves that once formed the backbone of a city and nation.".


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