LOS ANGELES – Steven Spielberg's (search) next film finally has a title: "Munich." (search) DreamWorks and Universal, which are co-financing the movie, announced the name Monday for the long-untitled thriller, which centers on the aftermath of the killings of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.
Eric Bana ("Troy") stars as a Mossad agent who leads a secret Israeli squad assigned to assassinate 11 Palestinians suspected of planning the killings. "Munich" co-stars Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig and Mathieu Kassovitz.
The film is due out Dec. 23.
Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," (search) released in late June, just passed the $200 million mark at the domestic box office.
This marks the second time in recent years that Spielberg will have directed two movies released in the same year. Spielberg's "Minority Report" (search) and "Catch Me If You Can" (search) both came out in 2002.