GD cast announce news

From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: In Production


Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing Prisoner 760  the feature film version of the NYT Best SellerGUANTÁNAMO DIARY, by former Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, yet remained in prison for 16 years. The New York Times calls his book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the so-called “War on Terror.”


Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Jodie FosterTahar Rahim, and Shailene Woodley

Director: Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)

Writer:  Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture)

Producers: Benedict CumberbatchMichael Bronner, Adam Ackland & Leah Clarke for SunnyMarchChristine Holder & Mark Holder (BEASTS OF NO NATION) for Wonder Street, Beatriz Levin & Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93) for Black Sheep Pictures, and Branwen Prestwood Smith

Executive Producers: Convergent Media’s Zak Kilberg & Russell Smith, 30West’s Micah GreenDan Steinman and Dan Friedkin, Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller, & BBC Films’ Rose Garnett

Co-Producer: Larry Siems & Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Financiers: 30West and Topic Studios with BBC Films

International Rights: STXinternational (a division of STX Entertainment)

UTA Independent Film Group helped structure the financing on behalf of the filmmakers and are representing the US sale with 30West.


Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley join Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Prisoner 760’
(Screen Daily article by Orlando Parfitt, November 1, 2019

Comments are Closed

© 2020 Social Construct Films