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Steven Spielberg nabs Oscar Isaac for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

Actor Oscar Isaac is in talks to join filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.

hollywood Updated: Jul 16, 2016 18:03 IST
Spielberg will start shooting in the first quarter of 2017 after he finishes Ready Player One.
Spielberg will start shooting in the first quarter of 2017 after he finishes Ready Player One.

Actor Oscar Isaac is in talks to join filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara.

If all goes well, Isaac will star opposite Mark Rylance in the film, which Spielberg will start shooting in the first quarter of 2017 after he finishes Ready Player One, reports variety.com.

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Tony Kushner is adapting the script based on David Kertzer’s novel of the same name.

Spielberg and Kushner previously collaborated on Lincoln and Munich.

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The novel tells the story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptised, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.

Isaac’s role in the film isn’t known.

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