U.K. attacks backdrop of 'Shoot' pic
EmptyCANNES -- The first film to deal with the 2005 London suicide bombings will roll out in July in British and Indian cinemas.
The 4 million pound ($7.9 million) "Shoot on Sight," directed by India-born U.S. citizen Jagmohan Mundhra and produced by Aron Govil of Cineboutique Entertainment, stars Brian Cox, Greta Scacchi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Ralph Ineson and Sadie Frost.
Cineboutique will release the movie theatrically July 11 on 30 screens in the U.K. and 80 screens in India. International sales are being handled by American World Pictures.
Based on the London police's order to shoot suspected terrorists after the July 7, 2005, bombings, "Shoot" is the first theatrical release to tackle the issue of suicide bombings on U.K. soil and the country's ongoing threat from homegrown terrorists linked to fundamentalist Islam.
Mundhra, who was living in London at the time of the attacks, said the bombings have had a profound affect in the way Londoners go about their daily lives.
"Having lived and worked in London for many years, I became very aware of and affected by how peoples' attitudes were changing towards me. Taxi drivers would not stop for me in the days following 7/7, and I could completely understand why," he said. "The fact that I had always found London to be an extremely culturally tolerant city made this change in atmosphere all the more shocking."