After Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley join the cast of Kevin Macdonald's Prisoner 760

Press Trust of India

Nov 03, 2019 15:02:02 IST

Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley and Tahar Rahim are the latest addition to the cast of Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer Prisoner 760.

Kevin Macdonald is directing the film from a screenplay penned by Michael Bronner, reports Variety.

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"Captured by the US government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Rahim) languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander (Foster) and her associate Teri Duncan (Woodley).

"Together, they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor Lt. Stuart Couch (Cumberbatch), eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy" the official logline of the film read.

The movie is based on Mohamedou Ould Slahi's best-selling memoir 'Guantanamo Diary'.

Foster is a two-time Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA winner, and is best known for her roles in “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Contact.” Rahim was nominated for a BAFTA for his performance in Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet.” Woodley recently earned Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role in “Big Little Lies” and is best known for portraying Tris in the “Divergent” series.

Principal photography is set to begin in South Africa on 2 December.

Updated Date: Nov 03, 2019 15:02:02 IST