Official Trailer for Holocaust Drama 'Denial' Starring Rachel Weisz
"I'm not attacking freedom of speech. I've been defending my right to stand up against someone who wants to pervert the truth." What if you had to prove the Holocaust actually happened? That's the story behind this film, titled Denial, telling the true story of writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt's fight to clear her name when she's sued for libel by a Holocaust denier. Rachel Weisz stars as Lipstadt, along with Timothy Spall as the denier David Irving, and a cast including Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Gatiss and Harriet Walter. This actually looks very strong, and quite compelling overall, thanks to what seem to be excellent performances and a script by the award-winning playwright David Hare. Check it out.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Mick Jackson's Denial, in high def from Apple:
Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," written by Deborah E. Lipstadt. Denial is directed by veteran English filmmaker Mick Jackson, of the films Clean Slate, The Bodyguard, L.A. Story, Chattahoochee, Volcano previously, as well as the Emmy winning Temple Grandin. The screenplay is adapted by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter David Hare (The Hours, The Reader). Bleecker Street Media will release Mick Jackson's Denial in theaters starting September 30th later this fall. Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
David Hare is a great writer so this film certainly has that going for it. Along with a great cast with Weisz, Wilkerson, and Spall. I don't know about the director though. This seems like pretty serious stuff for him to tackle in comparison to his prior light-weight stuff. Good for him for getting the gig and wanting to do it. I wish him well and hope he makes a great film with having the writer and cast that he has been able to assemble.
Bo on Jun 15, 2016
Trailer is gone...but the idea is something we all should keep in mind at all times.
DAVIDPD on Jun 15, 2016
As for the film, I hope it will deliver. It's engaging subject and a good crew. As for the real denial, it should be said, that its proponents are the same sign of time as were those ones in the first half of 20th century: blind and vain ...
shiboleth on Jun 16, 2016
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