Two Acts | Drama | 3M
A spy thriller inspired by events surrounding the Jay Pollard spy case.
A crafty spy with allegiance beyond the United States? A misguided analyst?
Or just a man with access to classified information seeking to profit?
Drawing inspiration from the factual events surrounding the polarizing
1984-85 Jonathan Jay Pollard espionage case, Martin Blank's original spy
thriller The Law of Return depicts the actions of a notorious intelligence
analyst abusing his level of access and threatening U.S. national
security-or is he? Whether driven by ideology or personal gain, Pollard, a
United States Naval Intelligence analyst based in Suitland, Maryland,
removes thousands of classified documents from the Navy's Anti-Terrorist
Alert Center and turns them over to Israel. Once found out by the United
States, Pollard leads police on a wild chase through D.C., desperately
hoping to get to the Embassy of Israel and seek asylum.
The Law of Return is soon to be very timely as Pollard is set to be released
from prison after thirty years in November 2015. Some view the sentence he
received as too harsh for the crime. Many groups have been advocating for
his release over the past 30 years (and the terms of five U.S. Presidents),
as have lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz, former Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger, and Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. However, several
heads of the CIA have successfully fought to keep Pollard in prison. The
story appears several times a year in The New York Times and other media
outlets and is sure to become widely discussed and debated around the world
as Pollard's release date approaches during the 2014/15 theater season.