John McCain movie in the works with support from family

The family of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' Arizona state GOP moves to censure Cindy McCain, Jeff Flake MORE is helping to produce a biopic about his life.

Cindy McCain, the Arizona Republican's wife, will executive produce a film based on "The Luckiest Man: Life With John McCain," a 2020 book penned by the former lawmaker's adviser, Mark Salter.

The team behind the project is calling it the "first and most comprehensive depiction of McCain's life on screen."


John McCain, a former naval bomber pilot and six-term senator, died at 81 of brain cancer in 2018.

“John’s story is one of incredible heroism, of serving causes greater than his own self-interest,” Cindy McCain said in a Wednesday statement. “There is no better time to tell it. I’m excited to share his life and legacy, and know this film will be a tremendous inspiration to people all over the world.”

Craig Turk, producer of "The Good Wife" and the chief legal counsel to John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign, will write the film's script with Salter.

Turk and former Warner Bros. Pictures President Greg Silverman will produce the movie under Silverman's Stampede Ventures banner.