It wouldn’t be the fall awards season if there wasn’t a Holocaust drama, but this year we’ll get one from a different angle. Rather being set during World War II, Denial
takes places decades after as it recounts the true events captured in Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. Coming from director Mick Jackson
) and writer David Hare
, The Hours
), the first trailer has landed today.
The film tracks Rachel Weisz
as Lipstadt in which she fights for the truth against David Irving
), with the help of Tom Wilkinson
‘s character. While it checks off all the markings of a tried and true awards season drama, hopefully it proves to excel beyond those trappings. Ahead of a likely premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, check out the trailer and poster below for the Bleecker Street release.
Based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” Denial
recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz
) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving
(Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson
, the film is directed by Emmy Award® winner Mick Jackson
) and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated writer David Hare
). Producers are Gary Foster
and Russ Krasnoff
opens on September 30, 2016.