Focus Features has just released the first trailer for the upcoming thriller 7 Days in Entebbe. directed by José Padilha, the film is inspired by the true events surrounding the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight that was diverted to Entebbe, Uganda where the passengers were held hostage for a week.
Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl lead the cast as two of the hijackers, but the film also appears to be told y way of the rescue mission planned by the Israeli government, digging deep into the politics of the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Based on the trailer this appears to be a noticeable change of pace for Padilha, who is known for his work on Elite Squad, RoboCop, and Netflix’s recently launched Narcos. It will be interesting to see how well he is able to balance the thriller’s delicate subject matter, that though took place decades ago, is still relevant in today’s political climate.
7 Days in Entebbe co-stars Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnitzer, Denis Ménochet and Lion Ashkenazi. It is set to open in theaters on March 16, 2018.