It feels good to be getting major, star-powered casting news again, and the upcoming drama Nuremberg has a lot of big names attached. Variety reports that Russell Crowe, Rami Malek, and Michael Shannon will star in the film. That’s a pair of Oscar winners and one Oscar nominee. The film will be written and directed by Scream and Scream VI writer James Vanderbilt.
Nuremberg is based on Jack El-Hai‘s book The Nazi And The Psychiatrist. The story centers on “Malek as an American psychiatrist tasked to determine if Nazi prisoners are fit to stand trial for their war crimes. He finds himself in a battle of the wits with Hitler’s right-hand man, played by Crowe. Shannon will portray Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, the chief prosecutor in the Nuremburg trials.”
Vanderbilt is best known for screenwriting blockbusters, including David Fincher’s Zodiac and The Amazing Spider-Man. This is his sophomore effort behind the camera. His debut was 2015’s journalism drama, Truth.
“What an absolute honor it is to be working with such a tremendously talented group of actors,” Vanderbilt said in a press statement. “Our partners at Bluestone and Walden have been incredibly supportive, and I cannot wait to bring this amazing true story to the screen.”
Vanderbilt begins shooting Nuremberg next February in Hungary.