Benghazi: Relativity Media Working with Woods, Doherty Families to Create Hollywood Film

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Relativity Media is partnering up with Fifty Shades of Grey producer Dana Brunetti to create a drama based on former Navy SEALs-turned CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, both who were killed on Sep. 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.

Woods and Doherty rescued 30 Americans after terrorists ambushed a U.S. Diplomatic Compound, claiming the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.

Woods and Doherty were later killed defending a separate compound about a mile away.

Now Relativity plans to work closely with the men’s inheritors to tell the accurate story of how two soldiers bravely came together and sacrificed their lives in service to their fellow Americans, reports Deadline.

Dorothy Woods, the widow of Tyrone Woods, told Deadline:

Ty’s story stands alongside the countless acts of selfless service and sacrifice that define his brotherhood of elite warriors.

He knew his place was on the roof that night so that others could go home. Since the day Ty died, I have been approached by many who want to tell the Benghazi story. The team at Relativity will tell Ty’s story the way he would want it told.

Sean Lake, Doherty’s best friend and executor of his estate, also spoke about the project, and said, ”Glen was an incredible man who inspired those around him to be better people. The Doherty family and I feel fortunate to be working with the Relativity team, who are committed to telling Glen’s story with integrity.”

Matthew Sand, who most recently scripted Deepwater Horizon, is currently writing the untitled film.

Deepwater Horizon, starring Mark Wahlberg, will be set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded in April of 2010. That film will be released some time in 2016.

While many questions regarding the events surrounding the Benghazi terror attacks remain unanswered, no further details have been released about the upcoming film project.