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NBC races to turn rescue into movie

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April 13, 2003

LOS ANGELES -- NBC is hurrying development of a movie about the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch.

The network is meeting with potential writers and producers for a made-for-TV film intended to air early in the 2003-04 season, a network spokeswoman said.

NBC is attempting to get official rights to her story but is willing to proceed with a script based on news reports and other public information, Daily Variety said Thursday.

CBS reportedly is considering pitches for a Lynch TV movie but has yet to decide whether to proceed.

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