Magazine article Screen International

Embassy Siege Thriller '6 Days' Begins London Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Embassy Siege Thriller '6 Days' Begins London Shoot

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6 Days, an action thriller based on the true events of April 1980 when armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in London and took 26 people hostage, has begun the London portion of its shoot.

The New Zealand-UK co-production recently completed its New Zealand shoot and will continue this month in London.

The action thriller is directed by Toa Fraser (The Dead Lands) and produced by Matthew Metcalfe (The Dead Lands).

The cast is led by Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four), Mark Strong (The Imitation Game) and Abbie Cornish (Limitless).

The film traces the six days of tense stand-offthat ensued as a group of highly trained soldiers from Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) prepared to raid the Iranian Embassy at London's Princes Gate.

Following their acquisition of Fraser's The Dead Lands, XYZ Films have again partnered with Metcalfe's General Film Corporation (GFC) and will take worldwide sales duties. …

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