Raff to tell story of dramatic rescue of Ethiopians

HOMELAND creator Gideon Raff has sold a pitch for a film on Israel's early 1980s rescue of Ethiopian Jews to Fox Searchlight Pictures.

According to Variety, Raff will write, produce and direct Operation Brothers, which will be based on the airlift of Ethiopians, who were trapped in refugee camps and discriminated against in Sudan.

Raff's film will follow the story from its beginnings in 1977, when then-prime minister Menachem Begin ordered the Mossad to devise a plan to save the Ethiopians.

Alexandra Milchan, executive producer on The Wolf of Wall Street, is set to produce alongside Raff.

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