STATUS: In Production
Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing Prisoner 760 the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, GUANTÁNAMO 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.”
CAST & CREW
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 Cumberbatch, Michael Bronner, Adam Ackland & Leah Clarke for SunnyMarch, Christine 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
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.