A new trailer has been released for 7 Days in Entebbe, starring Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, and Denis Ménochet. The film, directed by José Padilha and written by Gregory Burke, is based on a true story.
7 Days is about an event that took place in 1976 when four hijackers took over a plane flying from Tel Aviv to Paris, forcing it to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The hijackers took the plane hostage, and demanded to have dozens of Palestinian terrorists released in exchange.
The film will follow the hijackers, the hostages, the then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabiin, and Prime Minister Shimon Peres’s dealing with whether or not to try to free the hostages or to negotiate. The film will also follows the French crew that refused to leave after being released with the other French hostages.
This isn’t the first time the story of of the Entebbe hijacking has been told. Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back) directed the TV movie Raid on Entebbe for NBC, starring Peter Finch and Charles Bronson, in 1976. That same year the TV movie Victory At Entebbe starring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster premiered on ABC.
7 Days in Entebbe will hit theaters on March 16, 2018 in the U.S. Check out the trailer below to get a first look at the upcoming film: