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TV DIVAGAL EXCLUSIVE: Dennis Haysbert and The Unit Movie: It'll Be A Globe-Trotting Tale

By   |   June 18, 2010   |   Entertainment

dhaysbertunitcbsTV DivaGal knows The Unit fans can’t get enough Dennis Haysbert updates on bringing the cancelled TV series to the big screen.

That’s why I caught up with Dennis, who makes his New York City Broadway debut Monday night in his former Unit boss David Mamet‘s new drama Race, to get the deets. Looks like I’m not the only one inquiring!

“I get that all the time,” Dennis said to me about people wanting to know when the movie will come to light.

“We’re still working on it, trying to work on the rights of it and trying to get it done, get some financing.”

One thing Dennis is certain of: the script is going to be a worldly feat.

“You’ve got to globe trot,” he declares. “These guys are Bonds, Bonds in fatigues.”

Of course, with The Unit co-executive producer, Command Sergeant Major (retired) Eric L. Haney on board, the show will maintain its level of accuracy. “What people may or may not know is that it was the number one show in the military,” Dennis shared. “We got to show something about the families, about what these men do. No one has an idea of what they do and they were very grateful for that. It let the world know to a certain extent what the families have to go through. “

And we’re definitely ready for the next chapter.

For more info on Race, click here.

photo credit: CBS

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  1. Saturday, June 19th, 2010
    WOW! The Big D on Broadway! Good for him! He will blow them away. Wish I could get there to see him. Thanks for the awesome news about a possible Unit movie too! Anything with Eric Haney behind it or in it is sure to be the real thing.
  2. Vanessa
    Saturday, June 19th, 2010
    Thanks so much for the info! I love all things Dennis Haysbert, as well as, "The Unit". Please keep us up on the movie's developement.
  3. Sunday, June 20th, 2010
    Great news! Anything about those wonderful starts and The Unit is good news. Glad to hear Dennis is keeping an income rolling in. The Unit movie would be the next best thing to sliced bread.
  4. Lee
    Sunday, September 26th, 2010
    You're one of the very few who I've seen write about the possible upcoming "Unit" movie. I understand that Dennis Haysbert has purchased the rights to Mr. Haney's book, etc., so the ball should be rolling. Could you provide an update on the progress?
  5. Nicholas
    Thursday, September 30th, 2010
    I dont go to the movies anymore (I'm 42)
    but would go see a "The Unit" movie multiple times
    at least 3 or even more
    to support such a quality work
    The Unit was the best show ever/ heck work of any kind
    it was great (my second favorite TV show was 24, followed by Friday Night Lights - which I also think is being cancelled & Star Trek -DS9)
    why it didnt run for at least 10 years
    even being picked up by say HBO, which I am thinking of cancelling
    after being madder now that I watch reruns of the Unit
    and still cant believe it was cancelled
    I always thought heck, another network, HBO, Spike, 9, CW, NBC, Fox
    has to buy the rights of this show - the Best EVER HANDS DOWN
    and it should have a run of at least another 6 - 11 years.





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