Well, I guess Christopher was right. Eventually everyone is going to make a film about Iraq, but at least this one sounds a little different from the rest. Varietyannounced that New Line has acquired the Iraq war drama Time of Your Life (which has the unfortunate luck of sharing a name with a Party of Five spin-off). Jim Burnstein and Garrett Schiff have already been hired to write the script and will co-produce, but there is no word on a director so far. Burnstein and Schiff have already finished scripts for The Richest Man in The World with Universal and The Quarterback's Tale for MGM.

Time of Your Life is based on the real-life events surrounding an Army Special Forces captain that arranges the mother of all parties for his friends and family in the event that he did not return from Iraq. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened. Captain Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski was killed in 2005 after a fall from a helicopter. Toczylowski arranged to have emails sent in case of his death which began: "If you are getting this email, it means that I have passed away. No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened." The email was forwarded through friends of friends after Toczylowski's death with an invitation to a party to celebrate his life, and for which he had already set aside $100,000.

So I guess Time will be the 'feel-good film' about Iraq. We already have a couple combattales scheduled for next year, but Time is going straight for the heartstrings instead. Unfortunately, if you have ever spent a day reading headlines, it doesn't take long to realize combining 'feel-good' and Iraq is going to be a tall order.
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