Colombian hostage's ex-husband sells film rights

January 12, 2012 - 6:01 PM
Colombia Betancourt

Juan Carlos Lecompte, the former husband of Ingrid Betancourt, speaks during an interview in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday Jan. 12, 2012. Lecompte is selling the film rights to his two books about the French-Colombian former hostage Ingrid Betancourt. Lecompte and Betancourt separated shortly after a government raid freed her from more than six years in rebel captivity in July 2008. Lecompte says U.S. producer Betty Kaplan plans to make a film called "In Search of Ingrid." (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former husband of Ingrid Betancourt is selling the film rights to his two books about the French-Colombian former hostage.

Juan Carlos Lecompte says U.S. producer Betty Kaplan plans to make a film called "In Search of Ingrid."

Lecompte and Betancourt separated shortly after a government raid freed her from more than six years in rebel captivity in July 2008. She was a former presidential candidate and the most famous hostage held by the guerrillas.

Lecompte did not give the price of the sale on Thursday, but says it was "an insignificant thing." He says it is based mostly on his first book, which he says is "a story of love" despite their later differences.