A film that will focus on a headline-making 1993 event will be turned into a film and three stars have lined up for the project. Production Weekly is reporting that Kurt Russell, Adrien Brody and Sharon Stone are now attached to Waco, a film which will delve into the Branch Davidian compound disaster outside of Waco, TX in 1993.
Rupert Wainwright is directing the film, based off a script he wrote with investigative journalist James Hibberd. While details weren't given on what characters Russell, Brody and Stone would play, here is a description of the film from Wainwright's personal website.
Waco will be the first narrative feature film to explore the events of the ATF raid on Mt. Carmel, TX, the 51-day siege that followed, and the devastating compound fire that resulted in the deaths of 81 civilians. The movie cuts between ATF special agents, FBI Negotiators, the Davidians on the inside, the tactical Hostage Rescue Team leaders, and the political machinations in Washington DC.
Waco will be directed by Rupert Wainwright (Stigmata, The Fog) with a script he co-wrote with award-winning investigative journalist James Hibberd (The New York Times, Austin American-Statesman, Salon). Lee Nelson (Pathfinder, Basic) will be producing the film with Wainwright.
Expert and detailed research for the film was provide by Consultant Michael McNulty, who won an Emmy and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1999 for his documentary, Waco: The Rules of Engagement. He has produced two additional films on the Waco incident, as well as given expert testimony in front of Congress based on his research.