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Reuters: MTV newsman Yago sells Iraq War script

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 19, 2006 at 3:15AM

Veteran MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago has sold a movie script inspired partly by his work covering the Iraq War. "Underdog," which was picked up by Focus Features, follows a soldier who returns home in disgrace and must reconcile with the mother of a buddy who died in Iraq. Meanwhile, another young solider -- the guy's best friend -- returns as a hero, though the truth might be more murky. Borys Kit reports.
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Veteran MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago has sold a movie script inspired partly by his work covering the Iraq War. "Underdog," which was picked up by Focus Features, follows a soldier who returns home in disgrace and must reconcile with the mother of a buddy who died in Iraq. Meanwhile, another young solider -- the guy's best friend -- returns as a hero, though the truth might be more murky. Borys Kit reports.