Nuremberg stars Russell Crowe, Rami Malek, and Michael Shannon are heading to Hungary.
The historical drama, set in post-war Germany, is based on Jack El Hai’s nonfiction book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist. The film is written and directed by James Vanderbilt, best known for producing Zodiac and 2022's Scream reboot, as well as writing-and-directing Truth starring Cate Blanchett.
Nuremberg tells the story of Douglas Kelly (Malek), the real-life American psychiatrist tasked with determining whether Nazi prisoners are fit to stand trial for their war crimes. He finds himself in a complex battle of wits with Hermann Göring (Crowe), Hitler’s right-hand man. Shannon will play Supreme Court Justice Robert H Jackson, the chief prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials.
Production begins in Hungary in February, 2024.
Bluestone Entertainment's Richard Saperstein, Mythology Entertainment's William Sherak, Brad Fischer, and Vanderbilt, and Project X Entertainment's Paul Neinstein are producing alongside Hungary-based Filmsquad's Istvan Major.
Walden Media’s Frank Smith, Ben Tappan and Cher Hawrysh will serve as executive producers, along with Bluestone's Annie Saperstein, Brooke Saperstein, and Beau Turpin, as well as Nikolett Barabas and Filmsquad's Béla Hajnal.
Dariusz Wolski (Napoleon) is cinematographer, with Eve Stewart (The King’s Speech) as production designer.
Malek was recently seen in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, while Crowe's latest film was The Pope's Exorcist; he recently wrapped filming Sony's Kraven The Hunter movie. Shannon was recently seen in Warner Bros' The Flash.