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Bleecker Street Acquires Holocaust Drama ‘Denial’ From Participant Media

Bleecker Street Acquires Holocaust Drama 'Denial' From Participant Media

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Bleecker Street has announced its acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to “Denial,” based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier.” The historical drama will be directed by Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin”), adapted by David Hare (“The Reader”) and star an impressive cast of Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall
“Denial” tells the story of Lipstadt’s legal battle for the truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she announced that he was a Holocaust denier.

“Mick Jackson’s film will recount this incredible, unbelievable story of two people pitted against each other in a battle over truth, history and integrity,” said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “With David Hare’s exhilarating script combined with Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson leading the cast, I’m so proud to be bringing this film to audiences next year.”

“Denial” was developed by Participant Media in partnership with BBC films. Cornerstone Films is handling international sales and distribution. Production is set to begin soon, with a planned release for next year.

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