Russell Crowe, Maria Bello, and Writer Simon Beaufoy Will Have EMERGENCY SEX At HBO

     January 29, 2010


Simon Beaufoy, Oscar winning writer for Slumdog Millionaire, is set to script Emergency Sex on HBO, starring Maria Bello in a project based on the book that Russell Crowe bought the rights for, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story From Hell on Earth, written by Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait, and Andrew Thomson, follows their travels, sex, and addiction to helping rebuild and heal communities across Bosnia, Cambodia, Haiti, Liberia, Rwanda, and Somalia.

The three met in Cambodia as helpers for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the ’90s and the story details their travels to the various locales and the mental strain they endured. Obviously, Bello will likely be playing Postlewait in the series.