Rosamund Pike to play war reporter Marie Colvin in bipoic

Rosamund Pike is attached to portray war reporter Marie Colvin in upcoming biopic

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Rosamund Pike at screening

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike is to portray war reporter Marie Colvin in an upcoming biopic.

The 38-year-old actress is to star in director Matthew Heineman's upcoming movie about the US journalist, who braved danger to report from the frontline in conflict zones such as Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

The 'Gone Girl' is expected to wear an eye patch for part of the role, after Colvin lost her left eye due to a blast by a Sri Lankan Army rocket-propelled grenade in 2001 whilst crossing the field to a Government controlled area.

The war reporter lost her life in 2012 at the age of 56 during a rocket attack whilst she was covering the civil war in Syria for the Sunday Times newspaper.

The script, penned by Arash Amel, is based on a 2012 Vanity Fair article, written by Marie Brenner, entitled 'Marie Colvin's Private War'

Meanwhile, producing is Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk and Kamala Films' Marissa McMahon, as well as Denver & Delilah Films. Erica Lee is executive producer.

Production is planned for an October start in both the UK and Middle East.

Pike has just wrapped on filming Scott Cooper's 'Hostiles' opposite Christian Bale and Ben Foster.

She recently admitted she barely spoke to Bale on the set of the period drama.

She said: "He is intense in a wonderful way. We barely spoke off screen. He would keep a distance. Our characters in 'Hostiles' are quite dysfunctional but have this profound connection that we let happen without ever really talking about it."

She added: "I loved working with Christian because of this strange thing where we didn't really communicate, but yet I knew I could throw anything at him and he was just there. I would work with him again, any actress would."

In addition Pike stars in upcoming Jose Padilha-directed 'Entebbe' opposite Daniel Bruhl and the Brad Anderson-directed 'High Wire Act' opposite Jon Hamm.

And she most recently starred with David Oyelowo in 'A United Kingdom'.

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