Spielberg will be filming the aftermath of the 1972 Olyimpics held in Berlin, in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed.
Should be starring Eric Bana ("Troy" , "The Hulk" , "Chopper"
and Daniel Craig ("L4yer Cake" , "The Jacket"
It was rumored that this film was to be titled 'Vengence', however it has been declined. Apparently, the film took a year long detour, cause the original screenplay by Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump"
was found unsatisfactory by Spielberg. So he asked Tony Kushner ("Angels in America"
, to get on-board.
Synopsis: Following the Munich massacre, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir gave instructions for Israeli agents to hunt down and kill those behind it. She told the Knesset on September 12, 1972:
We have no choice but to strike at the terrorist organizations wherever we can reach them. That is our obligation to ourselves and to peace. We shall fullfil that obligation undauntedly.
To carry out the Prime Minister's directive, the Israeli Mossad initiated one of the most ambitious covert counterterrorist campaigns in history, called "Wrath of God". The Israeli cabinet's top-secret 'Committee-X' authorized the assassination of any Black September terrorists involved in the Munich incident. The Mossad assumed the responsibility for implementing the directive and developed several assassination teams. One unit operated through normal Mossad channels while a second unit recruited staff officers and highly trained specialists anonymously and external to the government, supported financially through covert mechanisms. The assassination team that deployed through normal channels failed to complete their mission and publicly exposed the entire operation. Over a period of years, the second team, it was later revealed, killed five of the Munich terrorists directly and three more in joint Mossad-IDF operations (See "Operation Spring of Youth" in Sources). They also eliminated four other terrorists associated with other crimes against Israel.
So some time last year, i had signed up for it, but the pre-production gor delayed.
Now, this summer cameras are rolling for the film, and i have signed up for it as an Extra. So i am wondering what will i be costumed as.