Columbia Pictures and director Michael Mann are teaming together to tell the story of renowned war photographer Robert Capa and his two-year romance with fellow photographer Gerda Taro during the Spanish Civil War, according to Variety.
The studio has acquired the Spanish-language novel "Waiting for Robert Capa," by Spain's Susana Fortes, and signed on Jez Butterworth to adapt.
The story begins in Paris in 1935, where Capa, a refugee from fascist Hungary, met Taro, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. The outbreak of the Spanish Civil War a year later began Capa's emergence as the most renowned war photographer ever and established Taro as the first frontline female battle photographer. She was killed in the Battle of Brunete in 1937.
Capa was shattered by Taro's death, and though he'd later romance the likes of Ingrid Bergman, Capa never married.
Some 4,300 photos taken mostly by Capa and Taro during the Spanish Civil War were recently discovered, and the images will be the subject of a show to be held at Manhattan's Intl. Center of Photography in fall 2010.
No production date has been set.