Gavin Hood, whose "Tsotsi" became the first film from the former Apartheid state to win an Academy Award, will make his Hollywood debut directing first-time screenwriter Kelley Sane's multi-layered story centering on a CIA analyst based in Cairo who finds his world spinning out of control after he witnesses the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Witherspoon has been tapped to play Isabella El-Ibrahim, the pregnant American wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer whose family emigrated to the States in the mid 1980s, who is shipped off to a third world country for interrogation after he is deemed a political prisoner in our post-9/11 world.
- Gavin Hood.....Director
- Omar Metwally.....Anwar El-Ibrahimi
- Reese Witherspoon.....Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
- Aramis Knight.....Jeremy El-Ibrahimi
- Rosie Malek-Yonan.....Nuru El-Ibrahimi
- Jake Gyllenhaal.....Douglas Freeman
- Hadar Ratzon.....Safiya