Last One In: According to Variety, Columbia Pictures is in negotiations to option the upcoming novel "Last One In," by journalist Nicholas Kulish, for Michael De Luca to produce via his Sony-based shingle. Ali scribes Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson will adapt the book for the bigscreen.

Last One In is the story of a mediocre male gossip columnist who is mistakenly sent to Iraq to cover the war as an embedded reporter. At first he tries to get himself sent home, but after he bonds with the soldiers and shares their experiences, he emerges as a heroic war correspondent.

Though the book is a work of fiction, Kulish drew on his experience as an embedded reporter for the Wall Street Journal with one of the Marine Expeditionary Forces helicopter squadrons.