Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) has signed on to direct the untold true story tale “The Tunnels” for FilmNation Entertainment
Based on Greg Mitchell book proposal, the story follows a covert escape mission where West Germans tried to get their friends and family out of East Berlin. Their group received support from an American news organization who funded their efforts.
Mark Gordon is producing and said in a statement: “Paul and I have been looking for a project to work on together for some time. Separately, we have both been fascinated by stories around the Berlin Wall. While the wall fell in 1989, its consequences are still being felt today. We are thrilled to be working with FilmNation to bring this emotional story to the screen.”