Jake Gyllenhaal has set his sights on teaming up with Bold Films to produce a new documentary, which will be based on photojournalist Chris Hondros.
“We’re actually doing our first documentary now and it’s through Jake Gyllenhaal,” Bold Films’ CEO Gary Michael Walters told Simon Thompson at Forbes. “He asked us to do it and he’s very passionate about this story.”
“We are financing our first documentary for Nine Stories, Jake’s production company,” Walters added. “It’s a great story about a photojournalist named Chris Hondros. His best friend was doing a documentary about him and during the course of taping of the documentary Chris got killed in Libya during the rebel wars. That will be our first documentary. And you got that story first, it’s an exclusive.”
Hondros was a photojournalist who was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News Photography category. He was killed April 20, 2011 while on assignment in Libya. He was fatally wounded in a mortar attack by government forces in Misrata while covering the 2011 Libyan civil war.