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British Actor Ben Kingsley Set to Play Nazi War Criminal Adolf Eichmann in New Movie

avatar by Shiryn Ghermezian

Ben Kingsley. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

British actor Ben Kingsley has been cast to play notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the upcoming thriller “Operation Finale,” Variety reported on Friday.

The film is about the capture of Eichmann, who was a major organizer of the Holocaust and arranged the transport of European Jews to concentration camps. After World War II, he escaped to Argentina, where he was captured in 1960 by Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency. He was found guilty of war crimes by an Israeli court and hanged in 1962 at the age of 56.

“Operation Finale” will begin filming this fall in Argentina and actor Oscar Isaac will play Mossad agent Peter Malkin, who led a group of Israeli spies searching for Eichmann, according to Variety.

Kingsley previously starred in the movie “Schindler’s List” and several other Holocaust-related films.

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