Sony Pictures has acquired a pitch for an action thriller that will serve as a vehicle for Thor star Chris Hemsworth, Deadline reports.
Titled Shadow Runner, the project is inspired by a real-life incident in which an Israeli assassination team targeted a Hamas leader believed to have killed several soldiers and helped to stockpile missiles. He was tracked in 2010 to a luxury hotel in Dubai, where the Israelis smuggled in a hit team to take him out. However, the operatives were captured on hotel security video, leading police to issue international warrants for their arrest.
The movie apparently won’t replicate the actual events, but Hemsworth will star as the leader of an elite team that takes on seemingly impossible assignments.
The idea comes from Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini, who will executive produce. Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce through the Contrafilm banner with ROAR’s Will Ward.
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