The film is based on true life rescue missions that saw a team of international agents and Ethiopians use a deserted retreat to smuggle thousands of refugees from Sudan to Israel in the ’80s. Evans plays the leader and Michael Kenneth Williams is on board as a courageous local. The cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
Tyrant creator and Homeland writer-producer Gideon Raff both directs and writes this picture, which could be a rousing drama if it avoids hitting all the cliches these type of films have delivered in the past. The trailer below does okay with ticking off the requisite boxes; let’s hope we get something worthy of such a powerful story.
The Red Sea Diving Resort will be hitting Netflix on July 31.
Official synopsis for The Red Sea Diving Resort:
Inspired by remarkable true life rescue missions, THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT is the incredible story of a group of international agents and brave Ethiopians who in the early 80s used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan as a front to smuggle thousands of refugees to Israel. The undercover team carrying out this mission is led by the charismatic Ari Levinson (Chris Evans) and courageous local Kabede Bimro (Michael Kenneth Williams). The prestigious cast also includes Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michiel Huisman, Chris Chalk, Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley. Only on Netflix July 31.