In the last 4 years the U.S. has had to deal with a number of controversial issues that have not only shaken our government, but our society as well. Whether we are obsessing over Wikileaks, debating the consequences of surveillance,or following the aftermath of the Snowden fiasco, there is one thing they all have in common; They succeed in getting us to think critically about our society and the state of our government. Whether you see Snowden as a hero who stood firm in the face of government suppression or as a traitor who has made this country more vulnerable than its ever been,there is no denying that his actions have awoken something within the minds citizens. Bowe bergdahl is the latest to be painted as a traitor for abandoning his post and then being captured by a sect of the Taliban. He was eventually released in a trade-off and brought back to the U.S. where he is currently faced with the possibility of life in prison as well as other charges.
Bergdahl's story is as controversial as it is intriguing, and it just makes sense that someone in the film industry saw an oppurtunity to cinematically tell a story that has divided a nation amidst the war on terror. Kathryn Bigelow is one of the names behind the controversial project and will be handling director duties. Bigelow seems to have some kind of on and off again relationship with military related material, but why is she so interested in Bergdahl's story? Does she see the money or does she see something else? It's most likely the latter option but it will be interesting to see the post-movie interview about working on this film and what was going through the actors heads. Whenever this film comes out it will most likely become the film of the century.