Colombian actress Noelle Schonwald will play former FARC hostage Ingrid
Betancourt in the movie about ‘Operation Jaque’, the daring jungle
rescue of Betancourt, three Americans and 11
others from the guerrillas.
Schonwald will star in a Colombian production portraying ‘Operation Jaque’ (Operation Check), where Colombian soldiers in July
2008 posed as aid workers to free the hostages being held by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Actress Consuelo Moure will play Betancourt’s mother, Yolanda Pulecio, gossip homepage lafiscalia.com reported.
The script will be adapted from a book on the rescue operation by Colombian writer Juan Carlos Torres.
Hollywood companies like Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures are also interested in portraying ‘Operation Jaque’.