Bomb disposal expert to sue “Hurt Locker”

Iraq War veteran wants compensation from Oscar-nominated film based on his combat experience

Topics: The Hurt Locker, Iraq war, Movies,

A bomb disposal expert who served in the Iraq war plans to sue the makers of “The Hurt Locker,” claiming the film’s lead character is based on him and that they cheated him out of “financial participation in the film.”

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger says he plans to file the multimillion-dollar lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of Master Sgt. Jeffry Sarver. He planned a news conference for later Wednesday.

Sarver claims the film’s screenwriter, Mark Boal, was embedded in Sarver’s unit and that the information he gathered was used in the film. The film is nominated for nine Academy Awards, including best original screenplay.

The movie’s U.S. distributor, Summit Entertainment, says it “distributed the film based on a fictional screenplay” and hopes “for a quick resolution to the claims made by Master Sgt. Sarver.”

More Related Stories

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 11
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 1

    Niagara Falls, U.S./Canada


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 2

    Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 3

    Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, U.S.


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 4

    Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

    Robert R.,

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 5

    Colosseum, Rome, Italy


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 6

    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    Sergio Coelho,

    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 7

    Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 8

    Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 9

    Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France


    Cities without landmarks

    Slide 10

    Lost City of Petra, Jordan

  • Recent Slide Shows



Comment Preview

Your name will appear as username ( settings | log out )

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href=""> <b> <em> <strong> <i> <blockquote>