Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim have joined Benedict Cumberbatch in Kevin Macdonald drama ‘Prisoner 760’.
Based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s New York Times best-selling memoir ‘Guantánamo Diary’, the film tells the true story of a fight for survival against all odds. Captured by the U.S. government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley). Together, they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor Lt. Stuart Couch (Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far-reaching conspiracy.
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Macdonald is directing from a screenplay by former “60 Minutes” producer Michael Bronner. Cumberbatch. Adam Ackland, Leah Clarke, Lloyd Levin, Beatriz Levin, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Branwen Prestwood-Smith and Michael Bronner produce.
Set to commence in South Africa on December 2nd.
‘The Silence of the Lambs’ actress, Foster was last seen in ‘Hotel Artemis’ alongside Sofia Boutella and Dave Bautista.
Best known for portraying Tris in the ‘Divergent’ series Woodley has had a recurring role in ‘Big Little Lies’. She was last on the big screen in ‘Adrift’ alongside Sam Claflin. Her upcoming roles include ‘Endings, Beginnings’ and ‘Last Letter from your Lover’.
Rahim was nominated for a BAFTA for his performance in Jacques Audiard’s ‘A Prophet’, He was last seen on the big screen in ‘Mary Magdalene’ playing the role of Judas opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.