Ziad Doueiri has been hired to direct the drama, The Attack for Random House Films and Focus Features.

The film, written by Joelle Touma, is based on a French novel by Yasmina Khadra about an Arab surgeon in Tel Aviv who learns a devastating secret about his wife's involvement in a suicide bombing, says The Hollywood Reporter. Khadra is the pseudonym for Mohammed Moulessehoul, a former Algerian army officer who adopted a woman's pen name to avoid military censorship.

The Attack is still in the early development stages; a 2008 release has been set.