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Tony Scott fighting for Dollard's War

Aiming to take a break from flash visuals, complicated, time twisting plots and possibly even Denzel Washington, Tony Scott has an eye on a very different project for his next film.

He’s cracked open the beer money kitty at Scott Free Productions to nab the rights to a Vanity Fair article called Pat Dollard’s War On Hollywood. And, in the same spending spree, he’s also locked down the man’s life rights.

So who is Pat Dollard and why would Tony Scott want to make a film about him? Turns out Dollard used to be the Hollywood standard, high-living agent, a man with a drug lust and a series of ex-wives. But he’s also the man who helped get Steven Soderbergh’s career off the ground. And the second act of Dollard’s life is even more cinematic: he traded the LA lifestyle to film the Marines fighting in Iraq, sporting a Mohawk hairstyle and “die” shaved into his chest hair.

The result was a documentary titled Young Americans, which he attempted to sell, and a strange porn film made by a bloke he met in rehab.

Scott has secured the surfaces of article scribe Evan Wright to handle the script.

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