Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim are set to join Benedict Cumberbatch in the true story tale “Prisoner 760” from filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (“Black Sea,” “The Last King of Scotland”).
Captured by the U.S. government, Rahim plays Mohamedou Ould Slahi – a man who languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, he finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley).
Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor Lt. Stuart Couch (Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching conspiracy.
The film is based on Slahi’s own best-selling memoir “Guantanamo Diary” and shooting is set to commence in South Africa on December 2nd. Macdonald is directing from a screenplay by former “60 Minutes” producer Michael Bronner.
Cumberbatch. Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Lloyd Levin, Beatriz Levin, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Branwen Prestwood-Smith and Michael Bronner produce.