“Homeland” and “Tyrant” co-creator Gideon Raff has sold the pitch “Operation Brothers” to Fox Searchlight which Raff will write, produce and direct based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
Alexandra Milchan is also on board to produce the project which is set in 1977. At the time the Mossad was ordered to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jewish refugees in Sudan and deliver them to the Jewish state.
The agency established a covert forward base in a deserted holiday village and deployed a handful of operatives to oversee the exodus of the refugees to the Promised Land.
Raff is also set to direct and produce a film adaptation of the Alice LaPlante novel “Turn to Mind” for Fox 2000. Gail Berman would also produce a thriller about a retired surgeon suffering from Alzheimer’s who becomes a suspect in her friend’s murder.