Pike, Bruhl, Cassel Set For “Entebee” Film

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Vincent Cassel are all in talks to board Jose Padilha’s true story drama “Entebbe” for Working Title and Participant Films.

Set in 1976, the story follows four hijackers – two Palestinian, 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 suspense thriller follows the hijackers, hostages, French crew, and then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and future PM Shimon Peres as they try to decide whether to negotiate or launch a raid to free the hostages.

Greg Burke (“’71”) is penning the screenplay while Kate Solomon, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce.

Source: Deadline