Steven Spielberg?s next film, titled Munich, will be about the kidnapping of Israeli athletes from the 1972 Olympics, says BBC News.
In an interview with Time magazine, the director has called his latest project ?a prayer for peace.?
“I don’t think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it’s worth a try,” he said.
The film will be released on Dec. 23 in the U.S., but leaders of Jewish and Muslim groups along with diplomats and foreign policy officials will get a sneak peek before its opening date.
The Olympic kidnapping, which was organized by Palestinians, resulted in the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes, five kidnappers and one German policeman.
The film focuses on the Israeli response to the kidnappings. Eric Bana (The Hulk, Troy) plays a Mossad agent alongside Geoffrey Rush and Daniel Craig, the new James Bond.