Colin Hanks, Mark O’Brien Join Russell Crowe and Rami Malek in ‘Nuremberg’ as Nazi Trial Drama Gears Up to Shoot (EXCLUSIVE)

Colin Hanks (“Fargo,” “King Kong”) and Mark O’Brien (“Ready or Not,” “Arrival”) are set to star in “Nuremberg” from writer-director James Vanderbilt (“Zodiac,” “Scream V”).

The pair round out an all-star cast that also includes Russell Crowe, Rami Malek, Michael Shannon, Richard E. Grant, Leo Woodall, John Slattery, Lydia Peckham, Wrenn Schmidt, Lotte Verbeek and Andreas Pietschmann.

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O’Brien will play Colonel John Amen, one of the chief interrogators at the trial, while Hanks will play Dr. Gustav Gilbert, a military psychiatrist assigned to evaluate the Nazis. John Papsidera (“Oppenheimer”) is casting the film.

From Bluestone Entertainment and Walden Media, the film is now set to begin principal photography in Hungary on Feb. 23. Adapted from the book “The Nazi and the Psychiatrist” by Jack El-Hai, “Nuremberg” chronicles the eponymous trials held between 1945 and 1946 by the Allies against the defeated Nazi regime.

Bluestone Entertainment, Walden Media, and Széchenyi Funds acquired the rights to El-Hai’s book and Vanderbilt’s script and are financing the film. Richard Saperstein, William Sherak, Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, Istvan Major and Paul Neinstein are producing, along with Walden’s Frank Smith, Benjamin Tappan and Cher Hawrysh, as well as production company Filmsquad. Executive producers include Annie Saperstein, Brooke Saperstein, Beau Turpin, W. Porter Payne, Jr., Géza Deme and Tamás Hajnal. The project was previously in development at Vanderbilt, Sherak and Fischer’s Mythology Entertainment.

O’Brien — who premiered his first film as a director, “The Righteous,” at the 2022 Fantasia Festival and whose recent credits including “Marriage Story” and “Blue Bayou” — is represented by UTA, The Characters and Thruline Entertainment. Hanks, recently seen in “The Offer” and “American Crime Story: Impeachment,” is represented by UTA and MGMT Entertainment.

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