News: Spielberg's Olympic Film Named

Steven Spielberg’s next film will be titled Munich. DreamWorks and Universal, which are co-financing the movie, announced the name for the long-untitled thriller, which will center on the aftermath of the killings of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.

Eric Bana (Troy) stars as a Mossad agent who leads a secret Israeli squad assigned to assassinate 11 Palestinians suspected of planning the killings. Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig and Mathieu Kassovitz will co-star.

The film is due out Dec. 23.

Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, released in late June, recently surpassed the $200 million mark at the domestic box office. This will mark the second time in recent years that Spielberg will have directed two movies released in the same year. Spielberg’s Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can both came out in 2002.

Credit: AP