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March 21, 2017 12:55 pm

‘Captain America’ Chris Evans to Play Mossad Agent in New Film About 1984 Airlift of Thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel

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Actor Chris Evans of “Captain America” fame will star in a new movie about the Mossad’s role in Operation Moses — a clandestine endeavor to extricate Ethiopian Jews from their plight in Africa and airlift them to Israel, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Monday

In “Red Sea Diving Resort,” Evans will play Mossad agent Ari Kidron, who assembled a team that worked out of a deserted resort in Sudan to execute their multi-year-in-the-making 1984 mission — ordered by then-Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin — to rescue thousands of Jews from famine and discrimination.

The film was written and is being directed by Gideon Raff, the executive producer of the Showtime hit series “Homeland.” He will produce the film with “The Wolf of Wall Street” executive producer Alexandra Milchan. Actress Haley Bennett, famous for her role in “Girl on the Train,” is in negotiations to star in the film alongside Evans, according to Variety. 

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