Oscar Isaac has been cast in the new Steven Spielberg directed film, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, due some time in 2017.
Oscar Isaac is one of the most in-demand actors of the moment and deservedly so as he’s a great actor, so it’s no surprise he’s been added to Spielberg’s newest film.
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara is based on a novel by David I. Kertzer and is about 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 (per IMDB).
It sounds interesting and something that’s right up Spielberg’s alley.
The film also stars Spielberg regular Mark Rylance, but that’s about all the information there is for now.
Filming is due to begin in the first quarter of 2017 after Spielberg is done with his current film, Ready Player One.
We’ll keep our ears to the ground for more news on this film and publish it here as we get it.