Woody Harrelson is reteaming with director Oren Moverman to star within the fact-based WWII thriller “The Man With the Miraculous Hands,” which Moverman is writing and directing.
The movie is a function adaptation of a biography by Joseph Kessler concerning the personal physician of the Nazi officer Heinrich Himmler, “The Man with the Miraculous Hands: The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler’s Private Doctor.”
Jerico Films, a division of the Vendome Group manufacturing banner, is producing the movie. The film is a reunion of Harrelson and the Israeli-American author/director Moverman, who beforehand labored collectively on “Rampart” and “The Messenger,” which earned Harrelson an Oscar nomination.
“The Man With the Miraculous Hands” depicts Kersten’s life as a doctor whose therapies helped to alleviate Himmler’s debilitating belly ache, thereby giving him extraordinary affect over one of many primary architects of the Holocaust. With intelligent manipulations, and a aptitude for harmful negotiation along with his monstrous affected person, Kersten was capable of finally save 1000’s of lives from the focus camps and outlive his captor.
Eric Jehelmann and Philippe Rousselet are producing the movie, whereas Fabrice Gianfermi and Jeremy Plager function govt producers.
“The revelations in his novel allow us to shed new light on the end of the war and gain a better understanding of how one could imagine a future world whilst not only managing to save his own life but through his courage, managed to save the lives of thousands of others,” Jehelmann stated of the guide. “Felix really is the true definition of a modern-day hero, who manages to restore our hope in mankind while reviving in our minds the 20th century’s worst nightmare.”
He continued: “We couldn’t be more delighted to be making this film with Woody Harrelson, our Felix, and writer/director Oren Moverman, two jewels of American cinema who we know will help us create a moving, politically accurate and authentic film which we hope will touch audiences around the world.”
Harrelson will subsequent be seen within the sequel to “Venom,” “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” as directed by Andy Serkis, in addition to the action-comedy “Man From Toronto” reverse Kevin Hart. He lately completed filming “Triangle of Sadness” in Sweden with acclaimed director Ruben Ostlund.
Moverman most lately served as producer on HBO’s “Bad Education,” which gained an Emmy in 2020. His current screenwriting credit embrace Marc Meyers’ “Human Capital” with Liev Schreiber, which he additionally produced, and “The Dinner,” starring Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall and Laura Linney, which he additionally directed.
“The Man with the Miraculous Hands” follows Vendome’s beforehand introduced World War II TV adaptation “Code Name Helene,” which relies on the guide from Ariel Lawhon.
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