Music Box Films has bought all USA rights, excluding TV, to director Nadav Schirman’s documentary “The Green Prince” from Submarine and Global Screen. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary section, the German/Israeli/British co-production examines one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, also the son of a Hamas leader.
Under code name “The Green Prince,” Mosab Hassan Youssef drifts from Hamas and becomes a spy for Israel security service Shin Bet, inciting a gripping series of events involving betrayal, tough choices and friendship gone awry.
Schirman’s previous films include “In the Dark Room” and “The Champagne Spy,” which got him a European Film Award nomination in 2007. Hollywood Reporter called “Green Prince” an “emotional” and “incredible story.” Release date forthcoming.