Spielberg Settles On "Munich"

by | July 27, 2005 | Comments

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures jointly announced today that the upcoming film being directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director-producer Steven Spielberg will be titled "Munich."

"Munich" is an historical thriller set in the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Universal Pictures will release the film in the United States and Canada on December 23, 2005; DreamWorks Pictures will handle international marketing and distribution.

Munich recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre — and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. Eric Bana ("Troy") stars as the Mossad agent charged with leading the band of specialists brought together for this operation.

Inspired by actual events, the narrative is based on a number of sources, including the recollections of some who participated in the events themselves. The script is the first feature film written by Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and many other awards for his epochal Broadway drama "Angels in America" as well as its Emmy Award-winning adaptation for HBO. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Spielberg and Colin Wilson.

The international cast also includes Daniel Craig ("Layer Cake"), Geoffrey Rush ("Shine"), Mathieu Kassovitz ("Birthday Girl"), Hanns Zischler ("Walk on Water") and Ciarán Hinds ("Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera").

(Internet gossip also indicates that Kurt Russell will play a small role in "Munich.")

Tag Cloud

Fantasy Reality Competition TLC psycho television Sundance Now ESPN green book comiccon RT History Pixar Star Trek 2015 Spring TV DC streaming service New York Comic Con comic BBC FXX 2016 Disney Food Network Pop Apple Showtime vampires Superheroes DGA CW Seed DirecTV cops Holidays IFC Valentine's Day finale CMT theme song Masterpiece Rocky FOX Country LGBTQ Winners GIFs TCA 2017 richard e. Grant Teen Pet Sematary Elton John mockumentary adventure Opinion science fiction DC Universe PBS transformers Rock Vudu Photos Warner Bros. Summer Cannes crime drama Song of Ice and Fire Stephen King Set visit Trailer Paramount Acorn TV sports political drama sitcom casting game show dramedy 21st Century Fox cats animated A&E Spike dceu Brie Larson dc First Look Mary poppins Marvel nature space period drama USA Kids & Family Black Mirror Nickelodeon Ovation X-Men Oscars YA 2019 President Toys Polls and Games spinoff ABC SXSW 2017 CNN toy story anime Biopics Nat Geo TV Land anthology zombie GoT See It Skip It Comics on TV FX Horror based on movie Universal Fox News supernatural Tomatazos Drama SDCC VICE justice league NYCC Comedy Central spy thriller Spectrum Originals Star Wars sequel Crackle Comedy Walt Disney Pictures miniseries Watching Series teaser crossover Captain marvel Esquire biography Grammys Quiz romance Podcast Trivia talk show serial killer Sneak Peek AMC zombies TIFF HBO Awards Nominations Adult Swim PaleyFest Winter TV TNT NBC Western Music GLAAD MSNBC Interview San Diego Comic-Con Character Guide blaxploitation Disney Channel Mudbound facebook Dark Horse Comics Heroines cooking Amazon travel ABC Family YouTube Red Anna Paquin adaptation The Arrangement what to watch festivals Tumblr Ellie Kemper Mystery CBS Reality Shudder Epix harry potter Super Bowl The Witch Mary Tyler Moore OWN ratings Netflix Paramount Network Film Festival Starz politics streaming historical drama Certified Fresh Creative Arts Emmys RT21 American Society of Cinematographers DC Comics 2018 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Superheroe war strong female leads Rocketman Extras composers YouTube Premium Lifetime Cosplay Mindy Kaling Sundance TCA golden globes Freeform hist 45 BBC America Women's History Month unscripted witnail Trophy Talk docudrama MCU MTV Infographic Comic Book Martial Arts Year in Review IFC Films Columbia Pictures true crime 007 Ghostbusters CBS All Access Musicals WGN discovery natural history boxoffice thriller Premiere Dates TV Sony Pictures binge Best and Worst National Geographic 24 frames Lucasfilm ITV Action Syfy social media Marathons Schedule cults technology Sci-Fi Hulu Box Office TCM Pirates El Rey Logo TruTV dragons crime Christmas disaster Amazon Prime Tarantino crime thriller Pride Month TBS zero dark thirty E! VH1 Video Games Chernobyl elevated horror LGBT Countdown Writers Guild of America spider-man Shondaland cinemax aliens Emmys SundanceTV BET Mary Poppins Returns diversity psychological thriller 20th Century Fox Fall TV The CW Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt singing competition Cartoon Network USA Network Awards Tour Red Carpet Calendar police drama mutant Thanksgiving Musical E3 History medical drama jamie lee curtis doctor who Election Britbox award winner Bravo APB Animation Rom-Com robots Lionsgate