〉The drama will tell the true story of Laurie Hiett.
Director Peter Berg and Misher Films are developing THE COLONEL’S WIFE, the true story of Laurie Hiett. The wife of decorated Colonel James Hiett, Laurie Hiett smuggled heroine and cocaine from Colombia while her husband led the charge in America’s War on Drugs. Laurie Hiett served time in a federal prison for her offenses, and her story was told in several news locations as well as in an autobiographical 60 Minutes special in 2000.
Berg has directed Lone Survivor, Battleship, Friday Night Lights, and episodes of The Leftovers. He’s next directing the pilot for HBO’s Ballers, starring Dwayne Johnson, as well as the upcoming The Six Billion Dollar Man, The Rundown 2, and the horse racing Vanity Fair article adaptation Gone Like the Wind. The Rundown 2 is also produced by Misher Films.
President Kevin Misher and production executive Andrew Berman are representing Misher Films. Misher has produced Carrie, Public Enemies, Europa Report, and Mirror Mirror. The company is handling the remakes of cult classics The Crow and The Sentinel, as well as the Age of Heroes, a feature film adaptation of James Gurney’s popular, illustrated Dinotopia books.
Berg is repped by WME.
Parker Mills | Film Journalist