Date: 1st April 2021
Woody Harrelson is reteaming with director Oren Moverman to star in the fact-based WWII thriller "The Man With the Miraculous Hands", which Moverman is writing and directing.
Oren Moverman is helming the project, an adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s novel The Man with the Miraculous Hands: The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler’s Private Doctor. Moverman is re-teaming with Harrelson following the pair’s collaborations on pics including Rampart and The Messenger. For the latter, Moverman received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay, while Harrelson was also nominated in the supporting actor field.
The World War II psychological thriller will star Harrelson in the lead role as Felix Kersten, a Finnish-born medical professional who was reluctantly pulled into the Third Reich’s corridors of power as Heinrich Himmler’s personal physician and prisoner. Oren Moverman has signed on to write and direct.
The project marks the latest collaboration between Moverman and Harrelson, who previously teamed on “Rampart” and “The Messenger.” “The Man with the Miraculous Hands,” a Jerico Films production, will be produced by Eric Jehelmann and Philippe Rousselet with Fabrice Gianfermi and Jeremy Plager serving as executive producers.
Source: Press Release