Oscar Isaac Is a Mossad Spy in First Trailer for ‘Operation Finale’ (Video)

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MGM has released the first trailer for “Operation Finale,” a film about the true story about the 1960 mission to capture Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann.

In the trailer, we see Ben Kingsley as Eichmann, the man who came up with the transportation logistics that brought millions of Jews to the concentration camps.

“My job was simple,” says Eichmann. “Save the country I loved from being destroyed.”

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Oscar Isaac stars as a Mossad spy Peter Malkin, while Melanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Joe Alwyn, Nick Kroll and Lior Raz also star in the historical drama that was directed by Chris Weitz and written by Matthew Orton.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger produce under their Automatik banner alongside Isaac and Inspire Entertainment’s Jason Spire. Matt Charman and Ron Schmidt executive produced.

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“If you fail,” Malkin is told, “he escapes justice, perhaps forever. I beg you –do not fail.”

“Operation Finale” hits theaters on September 14.

Watch the trailer above.

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Watergate Series From George Clooney in the Works at Netflix

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Netflix is developing an eight-part limited series about the Watergate scandal from executive producer George Clooney, TheWrap has learned.

Matt Charman, who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated “Bridge of Spies” with Joel and Ethan Coen, will serve as the series writer, with Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sonar Entertainment producing.

The Watergate scandal centered around a 1972 break in at the Democratic National Committee offices, located at the Watergate building in Washington D.C. The ensuing investigation implicated several high-ranking member’s of President Richard Nixon’s administration, culminating in Nixon’s resignation in 1974.

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This mark’s Clooney and Smokehouse’s second limited series announced in as many months. Back in November, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content announced they were in development on a limited-series adaptation of “Catch-22,” the 1961 satirical novel by Joseph Heller.

ABC also briefly flirted with the idea of doing an event series based on the Watergate scandal last year, based on the book “The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It,” by then-White House Counsel John Dean.

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