Oscar Isaac is in final negotiations to star in MGM’s “Operation Finale,” a drama about the group of Israeli Mossad agents who hunted down notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, TheWrap has learned.
“Operation Finale” is based on the true story of Israeli Mossad agent Peter Malkin (Isaac), who, having lost his sister and her children in the holocaust, considers Nazi hunting a personal crusade. Malkin has a specific obsession with Eichmann, one of the prime organizers of the Holocaust who escaped justice after World War II and spent 15 years hiding in Argentina.
“Twilight: New Moon” director Chris Weitz, who wrote the screenplay for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will direct the film, which will shoot in Argentina. Matthew Orton handled the script.
Isaac, who played pilot Poe Dameron in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” currently stars in Open Road’s Armenian genocide drama “The Promise,” which hits theaters April 21. He will reprise his “Star Wars” role later this year in “The Last Jedi,” and will also appear on stage as Hamlet at the Public Theater in New York.
He is represented by UTA, Inspire Entertainment and SGSBC, while Weitz is repped by WME. Orton is represented by WME and Grandview.