Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the Adolph Hitler’s “Final Solution,” escaped World War II unscathed. The upcoming historical thriller Operation Finale tells the story of how, almost twenty years later, he was finally brought to justice. The first Operation Finale trailer sees the great Ben Kingsley add to his roster of historic performances as the fugitive Nazi and Oscar Isaac as the of legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin who caught up with him.
MGM’s Operation Finale is based on the true story of Malkin’s 1960 covert mission to infiltrate the last of the Third Reich’s camps in Argentina to capture the former Nazi officer. The film is directed by Chris Weitz – who directed About a Boy and The Twilight Saga: New Moon and co-wrote Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – and was written by Matthew Orton.
Operation Finale has set a new release date, now scheduled to arrive on August 29, on which it will take advantage of the extended Labor Day weekend. – The film was previously set for September 14.
The trailer (embedded below,) establishes the trail for the military fugitive went cold in 1946, but reports show he reappeared in Buenos Aires. Malkin is warned, that if he fails, Eichmann “escapes justice, perhaps forever. I beg you do not fail.”
Eichmann, who masterminded the transportation of the Holocaust, is about as far from the Gandhi title role Kingsley that made him a household name. “You have no interest in what I have to say, unless it confirms what you think you already know. My job was simple,” his Eichmann says in the trailer. “Save the country I loved from being destroyed.”
The film also stars Melanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Joe Alwyn, Michael Aronov, Ohad Knoller, Greg Hill, Torben Liebrecht, Nick Kroll and Lior Raz.
Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.