‘Denial’ Trailer: Rachel Weisz Takes on a Holocaust Denier

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The first trailer has been released for Denial, an upcoming true-story drama starring Rachel Weisz.

Based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, written by American historian Deborah E. Lipstadt, Denial tells of Lipstadt’s legal battle against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who took her to court after she named him a Holocaust denier.

Directed by Mick Jackson (L.A. Story, The Bodyguard) and written by Oscar nominated scribe David Hare (The Hours, The Reader), Denial looks to be the type of film that earns itself award recognition. The trailer shows off potentially very strong turns from both Weisz and Spall, and the subject matter could make for strong drama. We’re in.

Denial, also starring Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott, will begin a limited U.S. run on September 30.

Synopsis for Denial:

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 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 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.

Actor Rachel Weisz and Author Deborah Lipstadt on the set of their film DENIAL, a Bleecker Street release. Credit: Liam Daniel / Bleecker Street
Actor Rachel Weisz and Author Deborah Lipstadt on the set of their film DENIAL, a Bleecker Street release.
Credit: Liam Daniel / Bleecker Street

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