Oscar Isaac to Hunt Down Nazis in WWII Thriller ‘Operation Finale’
Oscar Isaac seems big on period films these days. He’s got the upcoming The Promise, which is set during the Armenian Genocide during the late 1910s, X-Men: Apocalypse, which takes place during the 1980s, and the new trilogy of Star Wars movies which, as we all know, occur a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. His latest project will see him traveling to the 1940s to hunt down Adolf Eichmann in World War II drama Operation Finale.
Adolf Eichmann was the man in charge of the mass deportation of Jews to ghettos and concentration camps during the Second World War. After the war was over, he was hunted down by Israeli Mossad in Argentina, was found guilty of war crimes, and hanged in 1962. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Isaac will play Peter Malkin, the Mossad agent who captured Eichmann and smuggled him out of Argentina for his trial in Israel.
It’s an exciting story that’s been a popular one for dramatic adaptations: in 2015 the TV movie The Eichmann Show, starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia was broadcast by BBC, and in 1975 Arthur Hiller directed The Man in the Glass Booth, which was based on Robert Shaw’s book about Eichmann. Operation Finale will be directed by Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, writer: Rogue One), and production is set to start this fall in Argentina.