Rachel Weisz will star in and produce the true story kidnap thriller “Snatchback” for Braven Films. Pete Travis (“Dredd,” “Vantage Point”) penned and will direct the $15 million-budged feature.
The story is based on the life of Maureen Dabbagh, a woman from Virginia whose ex-husband stole away their two year-old daughter and took her to the Middle East in 1992. Dabbagh spent more than a decade searching for her daughter and finally found her.
Weisz will play a mercenary engaged in dangerous missions across the Middle East to help other families recover kidnapped children – while never giving up on her own search.
Weisz and Frida Torresblanco will produce and shooting aims to begin later this year.