Garfield's next as a war correspondent

Actor Andrew Garfield has been roped in to star as war correspondent in biopic Black Lion. The actor, who scored his first Oscar nod for leading the cast of Mel Gibson's WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, will be playing real-life war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon, reported Deadline.

Mavroleon, a $100 million English/Greek shipping heir, who died of a heroin overdose in 1998, had an illustrious professional life that also included graduating from Harvard, trading on Wall Street, commanding a Mujahideen unit of Afghans against the Russians, and providing bodyguard services to a Pakistani chief. The biopic will chart Mavroleon's time in the Middle East.

The film will be framed around his final assignment, which saw him crossing into Afghan territory for a sixty Minutes segment soon after President Clinton's missile strikes against Osama Bin Laden's camps. Garfield, 33, will also produce alongside Rupert Fowler and Daniela Taplin Lundberg.
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