Release date for Ben Kingsley's historical spy thriller Operation Finale advanced to 29 August

FP Staff

Jul 17, 2018 13:31:59 IST

The release date for the historical spy drama Operation Finale, starring Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley, has been moved up from 14 September to 29 August.

Deadline reports producer MGM will be releasing the film earlier to capitalise on the four-day Labor Day weekend.

Release date for Ben Kingsleys historical spy thriller Operation Finale advanced to 29 August

Ben Kingsley in Operation Finale. Image via Twitter

The Chris Weitz-directed film is about the hunt and capture of the notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in the '60s. Kingsley plays the former German lieutenant colonel with Joe Alwyn cast as his son Klaus.

Eichmann was considered one of the primary organisers of the Holocaust which saw the systematic extermination of the Jewish people by the German military during World War II. He fled to Argentina after the end of WWII, where he lived until he was discovered by Israel's spy agency Mossad. A tense operation saw him captured and smuggled out of the country.

Operation Finale will tell the story of his capture, with Weitz at the helm directing from Matthew Orton's original screenplay.

The film stars Oscar Isaac as Peter Malkin, the leader of a group of Israeli spies tasked with hunting down Eichmann, and Haley Lu Richardson as Sylvia Herman, Klaus' girlfriend who was deeply in love and wouldn't heed her own father's warnings about her boyfriend and his family. It also features Lior Raz, Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll in supporting roles.

Updated Date: Jul 17, 2018 13:31:59 IST