Davis Entertainment, a 20th Century Fox-based production company, has spent several hundred thousand dollars on a spec script from Stephen Hauser (you'll be forgiven for not recognizing the name - his only previous screenwriting credit is for, erm, Sphere) entitled The Mistaken. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will revolve around "an American man who becomes a terrorism suspect while traveling with his family." Instead of being a political thriller, though, it's going to be an action flick, "in the vein of The Fugitive and The Bourne Identity." Uh, what?

Clearly I'm a moron here, but I really can't figure this out: a guy who's thought to be a terrorist goes on the run and...does a lot of stuff that makes him seem like a terrorist, only to prove that he's not? I just don't understand how this is going to work in our current political climate. I guess if he's mistaken for a terrorist by, say, Osama Bin Laden, I can see audiences (and Hollywood) getting behind the character raising all sorts of hell to prove that he's not what they think he is, but since the movie is set IN THE US, I'm completely befuddled. Anyone got any ideas about how this is going to work? If you don't, we'll find out fairly soon, because the movie is reportedly being fast-tracked into production.
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