Woody Harrelson To Star In Oren Moverman Thriller ‘The Man With The Miraculous Hands’ | Film News
Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson will star in Oren Moverman‘s upcoming psychological thriller, The Man With The Miraculous Hands.
In this adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s novel The Man With the Miraculous Hands: The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler’s Private Doctor, Woody will play Felix Kersten, a Finnish doctor who was almost unwillingly dragged behind the scenes of the Third Reich to become Heinrich Himmler’s private doctor and prisoner.
This story tells the true story of Kersten, a doctor whose therapies helped to relieve Himmler’s debilitating abdominal pain. As a result, he was able to win Himmler’s trust and save thousands of lives in the concentration camps through numerous negotiations.
“Even 70 years on after the end of the conflict, the Second World War still manages to reveal some of the most deeply moving untold stories of those who managed to triumph against adversity”, said the producer of the movie Eric Jehelmann, who added that Kessel’s novel “sheds new light on the end of the war”.
This is not the first time Harrelson and Moverman have worked together. Indeed, the duo have already worked wonders with the film The Messenger, for which Moverman received an Oscars nomination for his screenplay, while Harrelson was nominated in the supporting actor category.
Produced by Eric Jehelmann and Philippe Rousselet, we do not yet know the release date of this project.