Tahar Rahim To Challenge “Free Men”

Tahar Rahim (“A Prophet”) has signed on to headline the $10.3 million WWII drama “Free Men” for Pyramide Films reports Variety.

The story follows a young Algerian immigrant worker in Paris whose unexpected friendship with a Jewish man inspires him to join the French Resistance, despite repeated threats from the Gestapo.

Ismael Ferroukhi and Alain-Michel Blanc penned the script with the former directing. A ten week shoot starts Monday in Paris and will continue in Morocco.