The Operative (film)

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The Operative
Directed byYuval Adler
Produced by
  • Anne Carey
  • Jonathan Doweck
  • Viola Fügen
  • Michael Weber
Written byYuval Adler
Starring
Music byFrank Ilfman
CinematographyKolja Brandt
Edited byHansjörg Weißbrich
Production
companies
  • Black Bear Pictures
  • Match Factory Productions
  • Spiro Films
  • Archer Gray Productions
  • Le Pacte
  • Mountain Trail Films
Distributed byVertical Entertainment
Release date
  • February 10, 2019 (2019-02-10) (Berlinale)
  • August 2, 2019 (2019-08-02) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes
Country
  • United States
  • Germany
  • France
  • Israel
LanguageEnglish

The Operative is an 2019 internationally co-produced thriller film, written and directed by Yuval Adler, based on the novel The English Teacher, by Yiftach Reicher Atir, a former intelligence officer[1]. It stars Diane Kruger, Martin Freeman and Cas Anvar.

It had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 10, 2019. It is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019, by Vertical Entertainment.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In February 2018, it was announced Diane Kruger and Eric Bana had joined the cast of the film, with Yuval Adler directing from a screenplay he wrote. Eitan Mansuri, Anne Carey, Michael Weber and Viola Fügen will serve as producers on the film under their Spiro Films, Archer Gray, Match Factory Productions banners, while Teddy Schwarzman will serve as an executive producer under his Black Bear Pictures banner.[2] In May 2018, Cas Anvar and Martin Freeman joined the cast of the film, replacing Bana.[3][4]

Release[edit]

The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 10, 2019.[5] Shortly after, Vertical Entertainment acquired distribution rights to the film.[6] It is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mossad flick 'The Operative' goes beyond politics - Israel News - Jerusalem Post". www.jpost.com. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  2. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 9, 2018). "Diane Kruger & Eric Bana In Talks To Star In Spy Thriller 'The Operative' – Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (May 1, 2018). "Cas Anvar Joins Diane Kruger in Spy Thriller 'The Operative' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  4. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 4, 2018). "Martin Freeman Joins Diane Kruger In 'The Operative'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Operative". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Hearing, Bruce (April 4, 2019). "'The Operative' Starring Diane Kruger And Martin Freeman Lands At Vertical Entertainment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Boone, John (July 8, 2019). "Diane Kruger Is a Rogue Spy in Too Deep in 'The Operative' Trailer (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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