Justin Kurzel to direct film based on 26/11 Mumbai siege

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Nov 05, 2015 21:11:57 IST

Justin Kurzel, the director behind 2011 The Snowtown Murders and the upcoming Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard-starer Macbeth and Assassin's Creed (also starring Fassbender), is planning to direct a movie based on the 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Justin Kurzel to direct film based on 26/11 Mumbai siege

Director Justin Kurzel. Reuters

The film will be an adaption of Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark’s book The Siege: 68 Hours Inside The Taj Hotel. Anthony McCarten (The Theory Of Everything) is adapting the book, with StudioCanal circling to fully finance, reports Deadline.

The book recounts in detail the 2008 terror attack on hotel, which left 31 dead. Elsewhere in the city, 141 were killed.

The screenplay is said to be along the lines of Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips and Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, reports Indie Wire.

If the plans go through, Kurzel will work on the movie once he’s done with his Assassin’s Creed towards the end of next year, reports Empire.

Updated Date: Nov 05, 2015 21:11:57 IST

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