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Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall in Denial

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- Mick Jackson directs Holocaust courtroom drama

Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall in Denial
British actress Rachel Weisz

Director Mick Jackson (Emmy winner for television’s Temple Grandin) is currently shooting Denial [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 at London locations. David Hare (The Reader [+see also:
trailer
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]
) adapted Deborah E. Lipstadt’s acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier for the screen. The film follows Lipstadt’s legal battle against David Irving who sued her for libel when she labelled him a Holocaust denier. The cast includes Rachel Weisz (Youth [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
), Tom Wilkinson (Selma), Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Mike Leigh
film profile
]
), Andrew Scott (Spectre [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
), Caren Pistorius (Slow West [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: John Maclean
film profile
]
), Jack Lowden (‘71 [+see also:
trailer
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Q&A: Yann Demange
film profile
]
), Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van [+see also:
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]
) and Harriet Walter (Suite Française [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
).

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Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff are producing for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment (US), together with Guy Heeley and Paul Webster of Shoebox Films (UK) with Participant Media’s (UK) Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. BBC Films (UK) developed and financed the film with Participant and the BBC’s Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer are also executive producers.

Cornerstone Films is handling international sales and Bleecker Street has already picked up North America rights.

Foster and Krasnoff said, “We are ecstatic that these talented artists have come together to tell the important story of Denial. Mick and this tremendous cast will bring David Hare’s adaptation of Deborah’s story to life in an extraordinary way.”

Jackson said, “This is a vitally important movie which needs to be made now. I’m thrilled to be working with such an amazing cast and delighted they’ll be bringing all their energy and passion to making the film what it truly is – a lesson for our times.”

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