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Apple Studios Is Doing A Movie About The Greatest Beer Run In Human History

Apple Studios Is Doing A Movie About The Greatest Beer Run In Human History

It follows the story of a man who left the US in 1967 to bring beer to his Army buddies while they were fighting in the Vietnam war.

Jessica Lynch

Jessica Lynch

Apple Studios are set to finance a new film from Green Book director Peter Farrelly titled The Greatest Beer Run Ever.

The flick is based on the wild true story documented in the book The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, & War, written by Chick Donahue and J.T. Molloy.

According to Deadline, the story follows Chick Donahue as he left New York in 1967 to bring beer to his Army buddies in while they were fighting in the Vietnam war.

Giving a whole new meaning to going to extra mile, Donohue apparently hitched a ride on a Merchant Marine ship and lugged beer through the Vietnamese jungle as he tried to find the trio.

The publication continued: "Dressed in shorts and Hawaiian shirts, he was mistaken for CIA, which made his effort a bit easier. Finally, when he completed his beer run, the Tet Offensive happened."

The official synopsis for the book reads: "Landing in Qui Nho'n, Chick set off on an adventure that would change his life forever-an odyssey that took him through a series of hilarious escapades and harrowing close calls, including the Tet Offensive."

Well, it certainly sounds like the perfect material to recreate on the big screen.

Along with the award-winning director, the flick is set to star Zac Efron, who will play Donohue, as well as Russell Crowe and potentially Bill Murray, who is currently being 'courted' for a role in the film.

It is thought that Crowe might portray an older version of Donahue, which would mean that the film could encompass a flashback-style format.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever will be produced by Andrew Muscato and Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.

It is believed that filming will likely take place in New Zealand or Australia with production set to kick off in August.

Featured Image Credit: Chick Donahue

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Australia