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|At this point, we are developing a script from a true story. The historians have been researching various accounts of the story to make sure that our interpretation is as close as possible to being accurate. We are just now contacting reenactment units because we wanted to have a better understanding of the actual story first. As far as developing the actual script, what we have now follows the story from official reports, and we're filling it in with dialogue from some of the accounts and some original dialogue where there is none. That's also been part of the historians' role: making sure the dialogue is reasonable for that time period.
I plan on making the script available to the reenactors well in advance, and working with them to create their own interpretation of their characters for the original dialogue, mannerisms, etc. Personally, I'm pretty flexible and open to them bringing their own knowledge to the table - as long as it doesn't alter the actual documented story. But any original dialogue or any parts that were written by us to connect pieces of the documented story are open to their interpretation. I'm going to tell them: I am not necessarily taking sides in this film. Each of you has the opportunity to win over the audience with your portrayal, within the accurate framework of the real story.