Brosnan producing feature on renowned photographer

Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:43am EST
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By Steven Zeitchik and Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor Pierce Brosnan's production company is developing a story about famed Hungarian photojournalist Robert Capa.

Paul McGuigan, director of the Dakota Fanning thriller "Push" and the comedic crime caper "Lucky Number Slevin," is expected to take the helm.

Born Andre Friedmann in early-20th-century Budapest, Capa memorialized many conflicts, including the Spanish Civil War and World War II. The colorful journalist also helped found Magnum Photos and traveled in glamorous circles that included a friendship with John Steinbeck and an affair with Ingrid Bergman.

Capa, who was killed in 1954 when he stepped on a land mine during the Indochina War, perhaps is best known for his photos of D-Day. He was one of the few photographers to land on the beach in Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, and capture images of the Allied invasion.

Irish DreamTime, Brosnan's production company, has a first-look deal with MGM, but there is no word yet on whether the studio will be involved in the project.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

<p>Actor Pierce Brosnan attends the annual Oceana Partner's awards gala in Pacific Palisades, California October 18, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>