Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz joins Timothy Spall in the Holocaust denial drama ‘Denial‘, based on true facts. The trailer doesn’t shy away from making it look like a controversial and emotional drama that promises to make the viewing a walk on the tight rope.
The script is written by playwright David Hare based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s non-fiction book, which was about Holocaust deniers. Mick Jackson takes the director’s seat and the film is rightly called Denial – the trailer ensures some fireworks and tough courtroom arguments. This opening sequence of te trailer itself sets the tone right, with the denier David Irving (Timothy Spall), making a shocking statement, “I say to you, quite tastelessly, that more women died on the backseat of Senator Edward Kennedy’s car at Chappaquiddick than ever died in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.” Does that make you want to watch this drama? Watch the trailer.
This devastating claim sets the super serious and intense tone for Denial, right from the word Go. The film based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, is about the author’s legal battles in Britain after she is sued by Irving. In Denial, Rachel Weisz plays Deborah E. Lipstadt, who is burdened with the responsibility to prove in the court of law that the Holocaust indeed happened, and that Auschwitz’s gas chambers actually existed,
Tom Wilkinson also plays an important character in the film. The producers are planning a limited release by September end.