‘6 Days’ Trailer: Iranian Embassy Hostage Thriller Starring Jamie Bell

Iranian Embassy Hostage Thriller

A new trailer has been released and it’s the first official one for the upcoming real-life drama 6 Days, starring Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, and Abbie Cornish.

Direced by New Zealand helmer Toa Fraser, the film chronicles the events that took place during the notorious Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980. Written by Glenn Standring.

6 Days will be released in UK theatres by Icon Film Distribution on August 4th. Watch the first trailer below.

Iranian Embassy Hostage Thriller

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.

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