Historical drama Red Sea Diving Resort has cast Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War) and Haley Bennett (Girl On The Train).
The film is based on the 1981 rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. The story picks up in 1977, when Israel’s Mossad spy agency was given an assignment far different from its usual cloak-and-dagger activities. It was ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin to rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews in Sudan and deliver them to the Jewish state. No stranger to action in enemy countries, the agency established a covert forward base in a deserted holiday village in Sudan and deployed a handful of operatives to launch and oversee the exodus to the Promised Land, by sea and by air, in the early 1980s.
Evans will play Ari Kidron, a charming Israeli agent who assembles a ragtag team to help with the exodus on the ground. Bennett is still in negotiations to appear in the drama.