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The Creators of ‘Fauda’ Are Making a Movie About October 7

Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz will be writing the script based on retired major general Noam Tibon's heroic rescue mission in Nahal Oz.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 01: Lior Raz attends Apple TV+'s "The Crowded Room" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on June 01, 2023 in New York City.

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Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, the creators (and in the case of Raz, star) of the Israeli drama “Fauda,” have always drawn from military reality for their work on the show, but they’ve never quite done a project like this. The creative duo was recruited by Leviathan Productions to write the script of “October 7th,” which will tell the story of retired major general Noam Tibon. It will follow his mission to help his son, family and his neighbors in Kibbutz Nahal Oz as their home and the nearby Nahal Oz army base were under attack on that terrible day in 2023. Tibon and his son, Haaretz journalist Amir Tibon, will serve as consultants on the movie.

Early in the morning of the October 7 attack, in which 1200 Israelis were murdered, Tibon set out from Tel Aviv to Amir’s kibbutz, where he lived with his wife and two young children. Armed with his handgun, he joined security forces for what would become a 10-hour-long rescue operation. At its end, he was reunited with his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

“When faced with the horrors of that fateful day, Noam Tibon immediately charged into danger to protect his family,” Raz and Issacharoff shared with Deadline. “His gripping story — which transcends any religion, country, or conflict — beautifully reflects the sacrifices we are willing to make for those we love. We are proud to help amplify Noam’s bravery and to provide some hope and inspiration during these difficult times.”

The duo is also working on a new season of “Fauda,” which they had to scrap after the October 7 attack, feeling that they “have to write the war in, in some way,” Issacharoff told the Jewish Chronicle. Raz, who spent the recent Shavuot holiday visiting villages in Israel under attack from Hezbollah, shared that this coming season will be “much tougher” than previous ones.

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