Zachary Levi Joins The Cast Of 'Prisoner 760'
If you thought that the upcoming drama film, Prisoner 760 didn’t have enough A-listed stars, then you can add another name to the already illustrious cast of this movie - Zachary Levi. The actor, who was last seen in the titular role in the movie Shazam! has joined the star-studded cast, that already includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim, for the new movie, which is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir, Guantánamo Diary.
The movie will showcase the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the Mauritanian author who was captured by the U.S. government and held without charge for years and how he found unlikely allies in defence attorneys Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan. Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley will reportedly portray his attorneys, Nancy and Teri, Benedict Cumberbatch portrays a military prosecutor called Lt. Stuart Couch and Levi will play the part of federal agent Neil Buckland, an old friend of Couch's. Benedict will also produce the film.
The movie is based on Guantánamo Diary, the New York Times best-selling memoir that Slahi wrote while still imprisoned. It was published in January 2015 with numerous redactions. It was an international bestseller and has since been translated into multiple languages for publication in more than 25 countries. The script of the film is written by Michael Bronner, a former 60 Minutes producer.
The film will portray how Slahi was subjected to sleep deprivation, death threats, sexual humiliation and intimations that his torturers would go after his mother while he was held captive in the USA.
Prisoner 760 will be directed by Kevin Macdonald, who has also directed the Academy Award-winning documentary, One Day in September and Last King of Scotland.
The movie is currently being filmed in South Africa and no release date has been revealed yet.