Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim and Shailene Woodley will join the previously announced Benedict Cumberbatch in Prisoner 760, directed by Kevin Macdonald.
The film is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, Guantánamo Diary and tells the story of a man captured by the US government and his desperate fight for justice. Michael Bronner wrote the screenplay, with shooting set to begin in South Africa on December 2, 2019.
STXinternational, a division of STX Entertainment, is handling international rights and will be distributing in the UK and Ireland. STX will introduce the project to buyers at this year’s American Film Market (AFM).
Cumberbatch is producing with Adam Ackland and Leah Clarke for their company SunnyMarch, alongside Lloyd Levin and Beatriz Levin for Black Sheep Pictures, Mark Holder and Christine Holder through Wonder Street and Branwen Prestwood-Smith. Michael Bronner also serves as producer.
Financiers are 30West and Topic Studios with BBC Films, which also developed the project. Executive producers are 30West’s Micah Green, Dan Steinman and Dan Friedkin, Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller, BBC Films’ Rose Garnett, and Convergent Media’s Russell Smith and Zak Kilberg. Larry Siems and Mohamedou Ould Slahi are co-producers.
UTA Independent Film Group helped structure the financing on behalf of the filmmakers and are representing the US sale with 30West.