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Operation Finale – Release Date announced

MGM has set a Sept. 21 release date for “Operation Finale,” the historical drama about the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

Chris Weitz is directing the drama from Matthew Orton’s screenplay about the capture of Eichmann, who was one of the major architects of the Holocaust. Eichmann organized the transport of Jews from countries all over Europe to concentration camps, where an estimated 6 million died.

When World War II was ending, Eichmann fled to his home country of Austria and then moved to Argentina. Eichmann was captured in Argentina in 1960 by the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Following a trial in Israel, he was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962 at the age of 56.

Oscar Isaac has been cast as Peter Malkin, the Mossad operative who led a group of Israeli spies searching for Eichmann. Ben Kingsley is portraying Eichmann. Melanie Laurent, Lior Raz, Nick Kroll, Michael Aronov, Haley Lu Richardson and Joe Alwyn also star.

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That’s a wrap on “Operation finale”!

Hi! Haley Lu posted this picture on her instagram account few days ago:

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Gotham Awards – 3 nominations for COLUMBUS

The Gotham Awards announced their nominees on Thursday morning and COLUMBUS has received 3 nominations : Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Director and Best Actress. Congrats Haley Lu!
The 27th IFP Gotham Awards will take place Monday, November 27, 2017 and will be hosted by John Cameron Mitchell.

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Maggie Betts for “Novitiate”
Greta Gerwig for “Lady Bird”
Kogonada for “Columbus”
Jordan Peele for “Get Out”
Joshua Z Weinstein for “Menashe”

Best Screenplay
“The Big Sick,” Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
“Brad’s Status,” Mike White
“Call Me by Your Name,”James Ivory
“Columbus,” Kogonada
“Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig

Best Actress
Haley Lu Richardson, “Columbus”
Melanie Lynskey, “i don’t feel at home in this world anymore.”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Lois Smith, “Marjorie Prime”

Haley Lu Richardson Joins Oscar Isaac in Nazi Thriller ‘Operation Finale’

Haley Lu Richardson Joins Oscar Isaac in Nazi Thriller ‘Operation Finale’

Chris Weitz is directing the drama, with Ben Kingsley playing Adolf Eichmann.

Haley Lu Richardson, one of the stars of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, has joined the mission of Operation Finale, MGM’s story of the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Oscar Isaac is leading the cast of the thriller, with Ben Kingsley playing Eichmann and Joe Alwyn playing Eichmann’s son.

Chris Weitz is directing the drama, which is said to echo thrillers such as Argo and Munich. Matthew Orton wrote the original screenplay.

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 Eichmann’s whereabouts, and in a tense operation captured him and smuggled him out of the country.

Richardson will play Sylvia Herman, the sweet-faced girlfriend of Klaus Eichmann (Alwyn) who was fiercely in love and did not want to hear her father’s warning about him and his family. She eventually turns over Klaus and his family to Mossad intelligence.

Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll are also on the call sheet.

Production begins Oct. 1 in Argentina.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger are producing the project along with Isaac and Inspire Entertainment’s Jason Spire.

Richardson, who also appeared in The Edge of Seventeen, can currently be seen in Columbus, the Sundance indie that also stars John Cho and is earning strong reviews. In the can is the period drama The Chaperone, written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

She is repped by Gersh, Arts Entertainment and Coast to Coast Talent Group.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ Dominates U.S. Box Office With $40.2 Million

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” has turned into a horror hit with a surprisingly strong $40.2 million in its opening weekend at 3,038 North American locations.

“Split,” starring James McAvoy as a man with 24 different personalities, performed far above recent expectations for Universal and Blumhouse. It easily topped the 2015 launch of Shyamalan’s found-footage horror movie “The Visit,” which scored an opening weekend of $25.4 million.

“Having M. Night Shyamalan’s name on the title means a lot, because his fan base is so devoted,” noted Universal’s domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou. “He’s the master of the plot twist.”

Carpou noted that “Split” showed plenty of drawing power in all demographics with the 52% of the audience being female and 52% under 25 and should perform well in coming weeks. “As a psychological thriller, this should have a lot of playability,” he added.

“Split” doubled Vin Diesel’s launch of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” which is heading for a second-place finish for Paramount with $20 million at 3,651 sites — in line with recent forecasts. Fox’s historical drama “Hidden Figures” maintained its impressive performance in third with $16.3 million at 3,416 theaters for a domestic total of $84.2 million.

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‘Columbus’ film headed to Sundance Film Festival

The feature film “Columbus,” shot in town in August and starring John Cho, has been accepted for the Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance is the largest independent film festival in the country.

The movie, focusing heavily on Columbus’ noted architecture, will be among 66 in the festival — Jan. 19 to 29 — in three Utah cities, according to the event’s website at sundance.org.

The story is about a young Columbus girl (played by actress Haley Lu Richardson) deciding whether to stay in her Columbus hometown and a Korean visitor (Cho) facing the impending death of his father amid the city’s noted national Modernist design reputation.

Actor and director Robert Redford’s company founded Sundance in 1981 in an effort to attract filmmakers to Utah.

“Columbus” will be shown in a noncompetitive Sundance category, NEXT.

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