Movie about the Waco Texas Standoff

by Joey Paur

Venkman here - Now here is a touchy subject for a lot of people. But I am not surprised that Hollywood would eventually capitalize on this tragic event. I am fine when it is approached from a documentary standpoint. But commercializing it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The movie will be called 'Waco' This news comes from Variety:

Emilio Ferrari has signed on to produce the indie drama "Waco" under his A Plus Prods. banner.

Rupert Wainwright and Lee Nelson's Breathless Films also will produce. Mike McNulty, who produced the 1997 documentary, "Waco: The Rules of Engagement," will co-produce.

"Waco" centers on the 1993 stand-off at Waco, Texas, when the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives attempted to arrest David Koresh, leader of the Branch Davidian cult. Four ATF agents, Koresh and 76 of his followers died.

Budgeted at $30 million, "Waco" will be directed by Wainwright ("Stigmata," "The Fog") from his script, co-written with James Hibberd. Lensing begins in October.

Mike McNulty also produced a documentary called Waco: Rule of Engagement. I imagine this will be a difficult movie for a lot of people to watch.

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