OPERATION FINALE: Isaac, Raz, Kingsley To Lead WWII Nazi Capture Tale

At a time no less opportune for a film project to bring the evils of Nazism to light, actors Oscar Isaac and Lior Raz are set to lead upcoming drama, Operation Finale. The news comes just shy of two years since MGM opted for UK screenwriter Matthew Orton's script with the goal of fast tracking its development, now targeting locations in Argentina for the start of production this Fall.

Twilight Saga: New Moon helmer Chris Weitz is set to direct the film, aiming to echo tones similar to that of Ben Affleck's Argo and Steven Spielberg's 2005 thriller, Munich with its premise encircling the story of the team that captured Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Raz and Isaac will star in the respective roles of Mossad director Isser Harel who allows Peter Malkin to lead the Argentina mission to capture Eichmann, the latter to be performed by actor Ben Kingsley.

via THR:
Eichmann was considered one of the architects of the Holocaust and oversaw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Jews. After World War II, he fled to Argentina, where he lived in hiding. Israel’s spy agency Mossad eventually discovered his whereabouts, and in a tense operation captured him and smuggled him out of the country.
Raz, also the star and co-creator of hit Netflix series, Fauda, has a number TV and film projects coming down the pipeline, including two reported several weeks ago which you can read about here. Isaac is set to appear in George Clooney's latest dark crime comedy, Suburbicon on October 27 prior to returning as Poe Dameron in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15.

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