Chris Evans and Haley Bennett will star in real-life spy drama “Red Sea Diving Resort.“ The film is written and being directed by Gideon Raff, known for the Showtime series “Homeland.”
Raff will also produce with Alexandra Milchan. Bron Studios (“Fences”) is financing the project.
Variety put forth the following plot synopsis in its report:
The film is based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The story picks up in 1977, when Israel’s Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak-and-dagger activities. It was ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews in Sudan and deliver them to the Jewish state. No stranger to action in enemy countries, the agency established a covert forward base in a deserted holiday village in Sudan and deployed a handful of operatives to launch and oversee the exodus to the Promised Land, by sea and by air, in the early 1980s.
Per THR, Evans will play Ari Kidron, an agent who puts together a team that took over a deserted resort in Sudan as they began their multi-year mission.
Evans can next be see in Marc Webb’s “Gifted,” which will release April 7. The star is of course known best as Captain America in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will next reprise the role in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Bennett was everywhere in 2016, with roles in “The Magnificent Seven,” “Rules Don’t Apply” and “The Girl on the Train.”
Up next the actress has “Thank You For Your Service” with Miles Teller and Amy Schumer.
No word yet on a release schedule for “Red Sea Diving Resort.”