Having already assembled the likes of Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson and Timothy Spall, Mick Jackson’s legal drama Denial begins production today in London – but not without welcoming aboard Sherlock and Spectre star Andrew Scott.
That’s according to Screen International, reporting that Scott will subvert audience expectations somewhat by playing solicitor Anthony Julius. Based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s non-fiction novel History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier, the movie finds Rachel Weisz step into the shoes of Lipstadt, the American historian and author who served as a consultant for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
For Denial, though, Weisz’ lead will become embroiled in a long-running court battle with David Irving (Wilkinson) who intended to sue Lipstadt after she accused him of being a Holocaust denier. With the burden of proof looming over her head, this spawned a comprehensive search by Lipstadt and her team to prove that the Holocaust was in fact a real event.
Principal photography is now underway for Denial, and Jackson’s legal drama will also feature Caren Pistorious, Jack Lowden, Alex Jennings and Harriet Walter in the cast.
Andrew Scott, on the other hand, recently caused nine kinds of headaches for Daniel Craig’s 00 agent in Spectre, though he’ll next be seen in Disney prequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. That is providing that Mark Gatiss and Steven Mofatt aren’t planning on deploying him as an ace in the sleeve in next month’s Sherlock Christmas special.