CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Former prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch will tell her story in a book, a family spokesman said Thursday.

“The Lynch family has received many offers from people interested in bringing Jessica’s story to life,” spokesman Randy Coleman said. He would not discuss specifics of the book deal.

He said that Lynch was not granting interviews.

Lynch, a 20-year-old Army supply clerk from Palestine, W.Va., was captured March 23 after her 507th Maintenance Company convoy was ambushed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. She was rescued from a hospital in the city on April 1.

Lynch, who returned home last month from a long hospitalization in Washington, D.C., has yet to talk publicly about her experience.

NBC said Wednesday that it had cast the role of Lynch in a TV movie scheduled to go into production this month. The movie has been developed without Lynch’s authorization. But the network has said it was in talks with her to participate.

CBS abandoned its plans for a Lynch movie. CBS News had come under scrutiny after sending Lynch a letter that highlighted the prospect of a TV movie and other opportunities at sister companies while CBS was seeking a news interview.

AP-ES-08-07-03 2323EDT



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