added: Tue, Apr 11th '17
It was April 1980 when six armed terrorists seized the Iranian Embassy in London. The gunmen ended up taking 26 people as hostages. The crisis had lasted for six intense-filled days before Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was forced to order an elite military task force, known as SAS, to mount a dangerous rescue raid.
This bit of history is now the subject of a new action-tinged suspense thriller "6 Days," in which Jamie Bell (Snowpiercer) plays a high-ranking SAS soldier, Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as a British hostage negotiator and Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as a local news reporter in London.
Toa Fraser, the director of the acclaimed New Zealand tribal actioner "The Dead Lands," directs the upcoming British film from a heavily researched screenplay penned by Glenn Standring, who also wrote "The Dead Lands."
"6 Days" doesn't have a U.S. release date, as of yet, but is currently slated to open in the U.K. on August 4th. Watch the newly released international trailer, above.
In April 1980, six armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London, taking 26 people inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid, the likes of which the world had never seen before.
The film was shot on location in London, in and around Knightsbridge. The screenplay was written by acclaimed screenwriter Glenn Standring after extensive research and interviews with various individuals who played a key part in the days leading up to, during, and after the Embassy siege. The framework for the film largely follows the perspective of three people who played a vital part in the events at the time -- hostage negotiator Max Vernon, the man responsible for communicating with the terrorists inside the building; news reporter Kate Adie, who was covering the events for the BBC and Rusty Firmin, leader of one of the SAS assault teams that entered the Iranian Embassy to end the siege.
directed by Toa Fraser
starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish
release date August 4, 2017 (U.K. release)