Bowe Bergdahl is an American enigma – and that makes him perfect for Hollywood

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl

There are two movies in the pipeline about the controversial US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, including one by the acclaimed director of The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow.

Bergdahl is at the eye of a storm over his capture by Taliban forces in Afghanistan five years ago.

As I wrote in a piece for the Guardian, the movie makes should avoid heavy handed explanations of the soldier’s behavior and focus on the opportunities the strange tale has provided.

To read the piece, which was published on the Guardian Film blog on Tuesday, click here.