Principal photography started this week in London on Denial, the Mick Jackson-directed adaptation of Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book, History On Trial: My Day In Court With A Holocaust Denier. Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall star and have now been joined by Spectre and Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott.
David Hare did the adaptation of the book which recounts Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust Denier. 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 happened. Scott joins the cast in the role of solicitor Antony Julius.
Also in the pic are Caren Pistorius (Slow West), Jack Lowden (War And Peace), Alex Jennings (The Lady In The Van) and Harriet Walter (Suite Francaise).
Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff are producers with Shoebox Films. Shoebox’s Guy Heeley and Paul Webster are exec producers, along with Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King. Participant developed and financed the project with BBC Films whose Christine Langan and Joe Oppenheimer are also exec producing. Bleecker Street recently acquired North American rights.