Steven Spielberg has recruited Australian actor Eric Bana to star in his
new movie focusing on Israeli retribution following the terrorist attack on the
1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
The Troy hunk will play the leading Israeli secret service agent alongside
compatriot Geoffrey Rush, whose role has yet to be confirmed.
Palestinian terrorist group Black September's attack left 11 Israeli
athletes dead - and the Saving Private Ryan director is keen to tackle the
sensitive subject in a bid to understand the troubles plaguing Israel to this
He says, "Viewing Israel's response to Munich through the eyes of the men
who were sent to avenge that tragedy adds a human dimension to a horrific
episode that we usually think about only in political or military terms.
"By experiencing how the implacable resolve of these men to succeed in
their mission slowly gave way to troubling doubts about what they were doing, I
think we can learn something important about the tragic standoff we find
Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner has written the screenplay for
Spielberg's project, and actors Daniel Craig, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ciaran Hinds
and Hanns Zischler have already signed up to appear in the hard-hitting
Following the bloody Munich massacre, then Israeli premier GOLDA MEIR
order secret service agents to hunt down the terrorists responsible and