Padilha To Direct Hostage Drama “Entebbe”

Jose Padilha (“Elite Squad,” “Narcos”) is in negotiations to direct the ticking-clock thriller “Entebbe” for Working Title and StudioCanal.

The 1976 true story follows four hijackers – two Palestinian and two German – who took a plane hostage and diverted it to land in Uganda while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian and pro-Palestinian prisoners.

The action follows the hijackers, the hostages, the flight crew, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and future PM Shimon Peres trying to decide whether to negotiate or launch the raid to free the hostages. Greg Burke (’71”) is penning the screenplay.

Source: Variety