It's being reported this afternoon that Uma Thurman is to star in a remake of and Israeli drama False Flag for Apple TV+. The series is produced by Keshet Productions, the UK-based arm of the Israeli broadcaster, producer and distributor behind the original Israeli series.
The original series first aired on Israeli TV in 2015. It tells the story of five people, who wake up one morning to find themselves implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defense Minister. As news bulletins repeatedly broadcast their names and photos, their attempts at denial are all in vain – the coverage sweeps them up in a maelstrom of publicity.
At first, everyone is convinced that Mossad was behind the operation – but then the five civilians are stunned to discover that the government, which is supposed to protect them, as well as Mossad itself, denies all involvement and accuses them as suspects.
The series is commissioned for Apple out of the UK by Apple’s Heads of Worldwide Video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and Creative Director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt. For more, read the full Deadline report.
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