Bleecker Street Nabs Animated Doc 'The Klarsfelds' From Alexis Bloom, Alex Gibney

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The doc is about a well-known Nazi-hunting team, husband and wife Serge and Beate Klarsfeld.

Alexis Bloom is set to direct animated documentary The Klarsfelds, with Bleecker Street acquiring the U.S. rights. 

The film, which is in pre-production and will start animation later this year, is about a well-known Nazi-hunting team, husband and wife Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, who are still alive and living in Paris.

Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions and Fremantle will produce, with Israeli investigative journalist Yossi Melman and Oded Ailam, a former Mossad operative.

The doc will feature exclusive new interviews with the subjects, as well as with Mossad agents that have never spoken before.

"We’re writing a new chapter of history. And it’s wonderful to be given the opportunity to tell it in an entirely fresh way, where non-fiction can also be visually dazzling,” said Bloom, who is behind docs Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes and Bright Lights.

"Alexis and the team are creating a provocative and thrilling account of two of the most legendary Nazi hunters,” said Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street. “We are excited to be bringing the Klarsfelds’ story to life through Alexis’ creative storytelling.”

UTA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.