If their deals close, Pike and Bruhl will play German terrorists in the movie, based on the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane headed from Tel Aviv to Paris. A total of 248 hostages were held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, then rescued by Israeli forces.
The plane was hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells.
“RoboCop” director Jose Padilha will direct from a script by Greg Burke. He’s an executive producer of the Netflix series “Narcos.”
Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing alongside Kate Solomon with Liza Chasin exec producing. Participant Media is also producing and in talks to fully finance.
Pike received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for 2014’s “Gone Girl.” She is currently filming Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles.” Pike is represented by CAA.
Bruhl stars in the upcoming “The Zookeeper’s Wife” opposite Jessica Chastain, and is set to star in “God Particle” with David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Krasinski, and Elizabeth Debicki. He is repped by WME, Tavistock Wood, and Players Agentur Management.
Cassel can be seen in “Jason Bourne,” and is repped by CAA.