It’s been a great week for The Washington Post‘s Dana Priest. First, she was awarded her second Pulitzer Prize in three years (in collaboration with Anne Hull and photographer Michel du Cille) in the category of Public Service for a series about soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital.
Yesterday, Variety‘s Michael Fleming reported that the series has been optioned by HBO Films. According to Larry Lyttle, one of the executive producers of the project, "The film will be about how four ordinary people, who put their lives on the line for their country, came back injured and were then abused and ignored by the crown jewel of the military." The teleplay will be written by Ron Nyswaner, who has been nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for Philadelphia.