Rachel Weisz to Play Real-Life Mercenary in Thriller Film 'Snatchback'

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Rachel Weisz has signed on to star as a real-life mercenary who helps families find their kidnapped children in an upcoming thriller called Snatchback, set to shoot later in 2015.

In addition to starring as Maureen Dabbagh, whose husband kidnapped her daughter back in 1992, Rachel Weisz will also produce the film, alongside Frida Torresblanco of Pan's Labyrinth fame.

Pete Travis will both write and direct the film.

Snatchback sees Maureen Dabbagh--or Mo, as she is called--find out 'how far she is willing to go to get her child back. In the years after the kidnapping, she becomes a mercenary engaged in dangerous missions across the Middle East to help other families recover kidnapped children--while never giving up on her own search,' according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Rachel Weisz is presently featured in two films at the Cannes Film Festival--The Lobster and Youth. The Lobster is a surreal romance set in a future during which singles are expected to find a matching mate within 45 days or be transformed into animals and released into an area known as the Woods. In addition to Rachel Weisz, it stars Colin Farrell, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman, and Michael Smiley.

Youth is about a composer and a film director, vacationing together in the Alps. Both men are contemplating their children's lives and their own careers. Jane Fonda and Michael Caine star alongside Rachel Weisz in this drama.

Life is certainly full--and no doubt fulfilling--right now for Rachel Weisz. She's come a long way from her role in The Mummy, and it certainly looks like her future is very bright.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.