The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Paul Andrew Williams’ Holocaust courtroom drama “The Eichmann Show.” Content Media is handling international sales for the film and is screening it to buyers for the first time at the European Film Market in Berlin.
The drama stars Anthony LaPaglia and Martin Freeman as TV director Leo Hurwitz and producer Milton Fruchtman, respectively, who set out to capture the testimony of one of WWII’s most notorious Nazis and reveal the true horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Based on the 1961 “trial of the century,” “The Eichmann Show” goes behind the scenes of an extraordinary moment in television and political history just like acclaimed dramas “Frost/Nixon” and “Good Night and Good Luck” before it.
“‘The Eichmann Show’ is a fascinating exploration of the Holocaust and its aftermath told in a innovative and captivating way that viewers haven’t seen,” said Harvey Weinstein, TWC Co-Chairman. “We are so proud to be on board with this film that continues to remind us about a piece of our past which can never be forgotten.”
The film also stars Rebecca Front, Andy Nyman and Nicholas Woodeson. No release date has been set.