Focus Features’ upcoming thriller 7 Days in Entebbe has released a new one-minute clip titled “Hijacking.” The film’s based on true events and stars Rosamund Pike (Hostiles, Gone Girl) and Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War, The Alienist) in the lead roles.
In addition to Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl, the cast includes Eddie Marsan (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House), Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft: The Beginning, Happy Town), Lior Ashkenazi (Good Family, Foxtrot), and Denis Ménochet (Assassin’s Creed, Spotless).
José Padilha (Narcos, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Robocop) directed the movie from a script by Gregory Burke (’71). Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produced 7 Days in Entebbe with Kate Solomon, Ron Halpern, and Michelle Wright. Jo Burn, Liza Chasin, Olivier Courson, Jean-Claude Darmon, Jonathan King, Angela Morrison, and Jeff Skoll were on board as executive producers.
Focus Features has set a March 16, 2018 theatrical release date. The action thriller earned a PG-13 MPAA rating for violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language.
The Plot: A gripping political thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. 7 Days In Entebbe brings the longstanding conflict between Israel and Palestine into focus by recounting the heroic military mission while also exploring the nuanced perspectives of both sides.
7 Days in Entebbe is based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages.