Jeffrey Donovan will direct the upcoming “Burn Notice Movie” starring Bruce Campbell, USA Network said in a statement on Tuesday.

Shooting will begin in January on location in Bogota, Columbia. The two-hour movie will air on USA in the spring.

Donovan is the star of the show, playing Michael Weston, the burned spy.

The prequel, set in late 2005, begins after a faction of Colombian rebels makes trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, with Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe (Campbell) being sent down to advise. As the mission unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what’s worth fighting for.

“Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix will write and executive produce the movie. Donovan and Campbell will also serve as executive producers.

The show is one of the hottest on television and is the number one scripted show on basic cable, averaging 7.3 million total viewers per week.

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