Doug LimanThe 1971 riot at Attica state prison in New York wasn't just a matter of history for director Doug Liman: it was personal.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Liman ('The Bourne Identity') just signed on to direct 'Attica,' a film that tells the story of the legendary, tragic uprising.

But the project has family ties for the director, who is son to Arthur Liman, former special commission chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison, who later published a memoir admonishing prison administrators and state officials for their role in the incident, which claimed the lives of 32 inmates and 10 hostages.
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