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Robert and Susan Downey to Produce USS Indianapolis Sinking Story for Warner Bros.

The studio has nabbed the life rights to Hunter Scott, the 11-year-old boy who vindicated captain Charles McVay.

The story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II and the horrifying shark ordeal continues to intrigue Hollywood, 60 years after hundreds of men perished in the event.

Warner Bros. and Robert and Susan Downey are tackling the incident through a modern lens, looking at it through the eyes of Hunter Scott, the 11-year old boy who embarked on a journey to exonerate the Indianapolis’ court-martialed captain.

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