Mossad Dubai assassination film role for Bar Refaeli

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2012
Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli

The assassination of a top Hamas official in a Dubai hotel is to be retold on the big screen with the help of Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

The January 2010 death of Mahmoud al Mabhouh has been widely attributed to Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.

The French-Israeli filmmakers behind the planned comedy Kidon (Javelin) have opted to focus on the ambiguity about who was behind the hit.

Accoridng to Ha'aretz, the film will follow a Mossad team taken by surprise at the news of the assassination, and their efforts to prove that the plot was the work of petty criminals from several countries around the world.

It is not yet clear what Ms Refaeli's role will entail, but her appearance in the film will be the model's first acting job.

Last updated: 3:31pm, March 23 2012