Get ready for the tearjerking story of the week: New Line has picked up the rights to make a film called The Time of Your Life, based on the true story about a Army Special Forces captain who planned a party for his loved ones in the event of his death, and then in fact perished in Iraq.
Check out the real-life details, which sound a lot like the upcoming movie P.S. I Love You:
Shortly after Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski died in 2005 after falling from a helicopter, his friends received an email message from him that opened with this line: "If you are getting this email, it means that I have passed away. No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened."
The email, forwarded at the soldier's request by a Green Beret pal, invited each recipient to a party that Toz had planned in advance (and set aside $100,000 to fund) to celebrate his life.
It's not often that film news is this is heartwarming and this devastating. Also, that's a lot of money. I'm curious to find out what exactly this celebration entailed. What about you? Are you feeling weepy already like I am?