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Relativity Media Options Junger's Vanity Fair Article 'Blood Oil'

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by Beth Hanna
November 13, 2012 5:37 PM
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Sebastian Junger

Relativity Media has optioned the rights to Sebastian Junger's 2007 Vanity Fair article "Blood Oil," an account of the Niger Delta oil saboteurs and how the militants may have sparked a U.S. recession by playing havoc on world oil prices.

This isn't journalist Junger's first time in film. He co-directed the 2010 Oscar-nominated doc "Restrepo" with the late journalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed in an attack last year while covering the Libyan civil war. Junger's book "A Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea" was made into a film of (almost) the same title starring George Clooney in 2000.

For "Blood Oil," Junger spent a period of time in Nigeria, the fifth largest supplier of oil to the U.S., researching four decades worth of corruption.

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