Bellavia's Book to Be Made Into Movie
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A book about the Battle of Fallujah co-authored by an Iraq War veteran from Batavia will be made into a major motion picture.
David Bellavia is a Republican candidate for the 27th Congressional seat. He was campaigning in the town of Rush on Monday.
Bellavia spent six years in the Army and was awarded the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his actions in the Battle of Fallujah.
Bellavia co-authored the best-selling book "House to House" that is a memoir of that battle. He sold the rights to movie producer Rich Middlemas, who recently won an Oscar for the documentary "Undefeated."
“The reason why I went with Mr. Middlemas is because he always talked about their story instead of my story, and that was the intent of writing the book was about them instead of myself,” Bellavia said. “Families that have given their sons and daughters. Not a lot of people want to know what happened. So it's a very fine line between celebrating why they sacrificed rather than talk about how it happened."
Bellavia faces former Erie County Executive Chris Collins in a Republican primary. The winner will challenge Democratic Representative Kathy Hochul in the general election.