Paramount studios and producer Scott Rudin have signed an
agreement for a film adaptation of the book "Guests of the
Ayatollah", written by Mark Bowden who is also the author
of Black Hawk Down (film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott). The book is
due in 2005.
Paramount and Rudin will be making the first feature film based on this issue according to Variety magazine.
On November 4th 1979, 52 Americans were taken hostage at the American Embassy in Teheran by Islamic students asking for the Shah of Iran's extradition from the United States. Six Americans took refuge at the Canadian Embassy. The Carter Presidency tried to rescue the hostages in a disastrous attempt. The Hostages were released after 444 days in January 1981. The crisis led to the election of President Ronald Reagan which resulted in and end to the ordeal.
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