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Israeli Comedy ‘The Last Band in Lebanon’ Gets Remake From Davis Films, United King (Exclusive)

Samuel Hadida’s Davis Films (“Resident Evil”) has acquired U.S. remake rights to “The Last Band in Lebanon,” the 2016 hit Israeli comedy.

Hadida will produce “The Last Band in Baghdad,” the English-language remake of “The Last Band in Lebanon,” with United King Films’ Moshe and Leon Edery.

Davis Films and United King Films are already partners in Cinema City, one of Israel’s main theater chains. Aside from Davis Films, whose credits span the “Resident Evil” and “Expendables” franchises as well as “True Romance,” Hadida runs, with his brother Victor, the leading French distribution outfit Metropolitan Filmexport.

Written by Itzik Kricheli, who penned the first draft of the script with Ori Halevy, “The Last Band in Baghdad” follows three members of the U.S. Army Band, who wake up one morning just to discover that the U.S. Army has pulled out of Iraq and left them behind. As they

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