Magazine article Screen International

Filming Wraps on José Padilha Hijacking Thriller Starring Rosamund Pike

Magazine article Screen International

Filming Wraps on José Padilha Hijacking Thriller Starring Rosamund Pike

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Principal photography has wrapped on José Padilha's untitled thriller based on the real-life story of the 1976 Air France hijacking. Padilha's previous work includes Narcos and Elite Squad.

The film, temporarily called Untitled Entebbe Project, stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War). The cast also includes Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, and Denis Ménochet.

The story is inspired by the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and depicts 'Operation Entebbe', the rescue mission carried out by Israel commandos to free the hostages. The film promises to take a nuanced look at both sides of the conflict. …

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