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'Beauty for Ashes': Oklahoma City bombing to get full-length film

(Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum)

The story of the Oklahoma City bombing is being turned into a full-length motion picture.

According to a press release, former Little Rock radio host Princella Smith has developed a screenplay titled 'Beauty for Ashes', based on the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

“We want to highlight the unknown heroes of the day,” Smith said.

The 'Beauty for Ashes' plot centers around Captain Chris Fields, the firefighter known for a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of him holding deceased one-year-old Baylee Almon.

“I never considered myself a hero," said Fields. "My entire personal life took a hit. My marriage. My sanity. But, God brought me through it, and I want others to know the importance of recognizing PTSD so that they can get real help.”

Baylee's mother Aren Almon-Kok will also be a focus of the film.

“For years, I was haunted by the photo of my dead child being shown all over the world," said Almon-Kok. "What once tortured me, I now use as an opportunity to tell others that they can make it through even the worst of situations.”

Also to be featured in the film are Dr. Raymund King, a doctor at the Oklahoma University Medical Center, and Diana Bradley who was the last survivor to be removed from the rubble.

On April 19, 1995, an explosion carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people, including 19 children, and leveled a third of the Federal building in downtown Oklahoma City.

Smith's screenplay 'Beauty for Ashes' is currently a a finalist in the 2017 Nashville Film Festival's Screenplay competition.

For more information on Smith and movie, visit the 'Beauty for Ashes' Facebook page.

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