BY LEANN DILBECK
Barry Seals, a well-known name to those familiar with Mena history, is reportedly the focus of a new movie script by Gary Spinelli and has reportedly sold for $1 million to Universal Studios. Seals allegedly is the man who ran drugs across state lines operating out of the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport in the 1980’s.
Deadline reported Feb. 8, among other numerous sources, that the film ‘Mena’, is slated to be directed by Ron Howard.
This is how Deadline describes the movie:
“The spec is a fact-based tale about Barry Seal, a portly pilot who, in the 1980s, was a 300-pound gun runner, and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel. He was eventually shot to death by the latter in Baton Rouge. The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, where a lot of the illegal activity took place, under the noses of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.”
The Pulse will continue to follow this story and bring you more details as they become available.