By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist
We’re weeks away from TIFF and Venice Film Festival starting to unveil the high-profile movies that will premiere on their screens, with many angling for awards season glory. And one you can be sure will pop up somewhere on the fall circuit is “Denial.” The film is getting ahead of the pack early, with the first trailer landing this afternoon.
Rachel Weisz leads the drama that chronicles the rather intriguing story that unfolded when Holocaust denier David Irving took Deborah E. Lipstadt to court, accusing her of libel, and forcing her to essentially prove that the Holocaust indeed did happen. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the acclaimed book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier,” Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she 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 occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award® winner Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin) and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated writer David Hare (The Reader). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.
Directed by Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin“), and penned by David Hare (“The Hours,” “The Reader“) , “Denial” opens on September 30th.