Magazine article Screen International

Michael De Luca, Michael Mann Project 'Hue 1968' Lands at FX

Magazine article Screen International

Michael De Luca, Michael Mann Project 'Hue 1968' Lands at FX

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Premium cable network to adapt Vietnam War book into limited series.

FX has landed the rights to turn Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden’s book Huế, 1968 into a limited event series that will range from eight-10 hours.

Michael Mann and Michael De Luca acquired the rights to the book in late April.

The Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal the Tet Offensive by Vietnamese forces. Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and US president Lyndon B. …

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