MRE Board Member’s Spec Ops Combat Coverage Becomes Hollywood Movie

A Hollywood film about MRE board member Alex Quade, called “Danger Close” is currently in production.  

The Hollywood Reporter says the documentary feature is fully funded, and will be distributed worldwide in 2016.

“DANGER CLOSE, tells the story of Quade, a gutsy female war reporter who embedded with the U.S. Special Operations A-Teams on the front lines of fighting. DANGER CLOSE is currently in production and will be released Memorial Day Weekend 2016.  DANGER CLOSE will take audiences inside clandestine operations and harrowing combat never seen by the public before while offering an intimate and moving perspective to the War on Terror.”

Politico reports Joe Walsh, guitarist and keyboardist for the Eagles, is writing original music for the film. The Eagles will be one of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors recipients. Politico also reports Wendy Anderson, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Chuck Hagel, and Chief of Staff to then Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will advise on the film.
Variety reports on the company producing the film, Strong Eagle Media.  The team includes branding specialist Bert Bedrosian, an owner and financier of Tapout, the MMA lifestyle brand, as well as producers David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud.  The team has had previous success with The Hornet’s Nest, and collaborated on the baseball drama The Perfect Game.

The Hollywood Reporter notes: “Given the success of “American Sniper”, military-themed films have become a hot commodity in Hollywood. TriStar Pictures recently won a bidding war for “Shoot Like a Girl How One Woman’s War Against the Taliban Led to Her Victory Over the Department of Defense.” Fox 2000 and Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard is moving forward on an adaptation of “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.” And Warner Bros. is developing “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War,” with Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence attached to direct and star, respectively.