Guy Nattiv and Erez Tadmor are digging into Mossad history, writing an untitled project that centers on the Israeli intelligence agency for La Vie en Rose producer Alain Goldman. The pair also might direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film will follow the true story of the investigation into the disappearance of a 9-year-old boy from the streets of Jerusalem in the early 1960s. The case, known as the Yossele Case, took on major importance in Israel -- still in its nascent stages as a country -- which was making its mission to be seen as a country that would provide a safe haven for Jews throughout the world. The police proved to be ineffectual, and the prime minister called on the Mossad to step in.
"It's a Mossad story and will be entertaining, but it asks the very deep question: Is Israel a state that can't protect its children?" said Goldman, principal of Legende. "It's the opposite of 'Munich': It's the rare occasion that Mossad is called for something that does not involve killing."
Goldman is hoping to move fast on the project, with a spring shoot being eyed.