Three take roles in John Madden's 'Debt'
Jessica Chastain, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson cast in picMore Berlinale coverage
BERLIN -- Jessica Chastain will play a young Helen Mirren in "The Debt," Miramax's Mossad-Nazi thriller being directed by John Madden.
Ciaran Hinds and Tom Wilkinson also have joined the cast of the thriller, which recently began shooting in London and also will film in Budapest and Tel Aviv.
The script, written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan, tells the fictional story of how three young Israeli Mossad agents on a secret mission capture and kill a notorious Nazi war criminal in 1965. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the Nazi surfaces in Ukraine, and one of the former agents must go back undercover to seek out the truth.
Mirren and Chastain are playing Mossad agent Rachel Singer in both eras. Irish-born Hinds and U.K. actor Wilkinson plays Mossad agents.
Sam Worthington, along with Marton Csokas, Jesper Christensen, Romi Aboulafia are also cast.
"Debt" is being produced by Vaughan and Kris Thykier of Marv Films and Eduardo Rossoff. Eitan Evan is exec producing the project, which is based on Assaf Bernstein's 2007 film of the same name.
Miramax's Keri Putnam, Daniel Hassid and David Greenbaum are overseeing.
Chastain, repped by Paradigm and Mosaic Media, next appears opposite Brad Pitt in Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and with Al Pacino in "SaloMaybe?"
Wilkinson, repped by Lou Coulson Associates and Principal Entertainment, is in Berlin shooting Roman Polanski's "The Ghost."
UTA-repped Hinds next appears in "Race to Witch Mountain."