Cinematically speaking, Pete Travis has mostly been know for action fare like “Vantage Point” and “Dredd.” But he has swung toward drama with the Golden Globe-nominated “Endgame,” and now he’s lining up a project that sounds like it’ll feature elements of both genres, with a pretty great actress in the lead.
Screen Daily reports that Rachel Weisz will lead “Snatchback.” The film is based on the true story of Maureen Dabbagh, who headed to the Middle East to find her two-year-old daughter after she was kidnapped by Maureen’s husband. Travis’ take on the material turns Maureen into a “mercenary” (WTF) who helps other families find their stolen children, while continuing to search for her own. Okay, that’s one way to twist this story into something more popcorn-friendly, even if it seems slightly dubious. So, is this basically like a more action packed “Not Without My Daughter“?
Production will begin later this year, and casting is underway.