Entertainment Sir Ben Kingsley to star as Nazi war criminal

14:50  19 june  2017
14:50  19 june  2017 Source:   BANG Showbiz

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Oscar-winner Sir Ben Kingsley has joined Star Wars : The Force Awakens and Ex Machina actor Oscar Isaac in the cast for the upcoming now set to play the Nazi figure Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale, a true story based on the Israeli intelligence mission in 1960 to capture the war criminal and

Ben Kingsley To Star As Adolf Eichmann In ‘Operation Finale’ by by Mike Fleming Jr. EXCLUSIVE: Ben Kingsley is set to play Adolf Eichmann in Operation Finale, the Chris Weitz-directed MGM thriller about the hunt and capture of the notorious Nazi war criminal in Argentina in the ’60s.

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Sir Ben Kingsley has been cast to play Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 'Operation Finale'.

The 73-year-old actor will star opposite 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' star Oscar Isaac in director Chris Weitz's upcoming movie based around the final days of one of the major architects of the Holocaust, Deadline reports.

Eichmann organised the transportation of Jews from across Europe to concentration camps where around six million people are estimated to have died.

'Operation Finale' will follow the capture of Eichmann, who fled to Austria and then Argentina when World War Two ended to escape capture and punishment for his actions.

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Eichmann was a top officer in Adolf Hitler's Nazi SS paramilitary organisation and one of the main Kingsley has a busy schedule ahead of him and will next be seen in films Wake, Red Sea Diving The film centres on Jesus' parents Mary and Joseph's lives under Herod's rule. He is also starring

Veteran Hollywood actor Ben Kingsley has been roped in by media company MGM to play Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the film "Operation Finale" opposite Oscar Isaac. Tamil stars posing with their kids! In Pics. Celebs on Instagram: Check out their latest pictures.

Eichmann was arrested in 1960 by Mossad, Israel's intelligence service and following a trial he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962 when he was 56.

Isaac will play Peter Malkin, the Mossad operative who led the group of Israeli spies in search of Eichmann.

Isaac will join Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger from their company Automatik as producers as well as Inspire Entertainment's Jason Spire.

The 38-year-old actor will next be seen reprising his role as 'Poe Dameron' in the upcoming eighth 'Star Wars' movie 'The Last Jedi'.

Matt Charman, the screenwriter of the film 'Bridge of Spies' is also reportedly involved in 'Operation Finale'.

MGM are distributing the movie after they bought the rights of the script by Matthew Orton in 2015.

No release date for 'Operation Finale' has been set yet.

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