Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

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Posted: Sep 16, 2014 6:14 PM
Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production.

But the West Virginia native is not sure if an acting career is in her future.

Lynch plays Beth Barlow, the president's daughter, in the JC Films production of "One Church."

President and screenwriter Jason Campbell of Morgantown-based JC Films said the drama explores the possible government takeover of churches.

Lynch was captured after her Army unit took a wrong turn and came under attack in Iraq in 2003. Eleven American soldiers were killed and six were captured, including Lynch. Her high-profile nighttime rescue from an Iraqi hospital made her an instant celebrity.

Campbell said "she's a natural. She's very good in front of the camera."