Bellavia book to become movie
Congressional candidate David Bellavia’s book “House to House” has been awarded a movie deal with Five Smooth Stone Productions. The film, which will be a full length feature, deals with Bellavia’s experience during the savage urban warfare to take to the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
“From the moment I read ‘House to House’ it became a passion project of mine, so I’m truly humbled that David has entrusted me with this opportunity,” Rich Middlemas director of Five Smooth Stones Production said. “I have the utmost respect and admiration for our soldiers, and very much believe filmgoers will embrace a faithful retelling of this incredible story in the same way readers continue to embrace the book.” House to House has sales in the hundreds of thousands and has been published in four languages.
Bellavia, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the 27th Congressional District election this year, was lavish in his praise for Five Smooth Stones’ part in the project. “Rich Middlemas is the perfect talent to realize my dream of showing the world the brutal battle American armed forces fought in 2004 in Iraq,” Bellavia told reporters. “We lost so many good men in Fallujah, and it’s important to me that their sacrifice be honored by a filmmaker who values both realism and the honor of those who fight for us above all else.”
No prospective release date for the film has been set.