by: Maggie Loyal
Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, and Mary Rylance are joining the cast of Vincent Perez’s ALONE IN BERLIN. The historical drama, based on the novel “Every Man Dies Alone” by Hans Fallada, revolves around a working class couple decide to fight back against the Nazi regime in 1940′s Berlin after learning that their son has died on the battlefield. Vincent Perez is writing and directing the adaptation for Focus Features.
Emma Thompson has garnered critical acclaim for her acting prowess as well as her screenwriting. She won an Oscar for her screenplay of 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, in which she also starred. Her career has seen her featured across the gambit of genre. She was in the 1994 comedy “Junior” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, 2003’s sprawling romantic drama “Love, Actually,” and several Shakespeare adaptations, including “Much Ado About Nothing” in 1993, though she’s perhaps best known to younger audiences as the cooky Divinations Professor Sybill Trelawney in the “Harry Potter” franchise. She’s currently filming “Survivor” with Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan.
Daniel Bruhl is best known for his role in “Inglourious Basterds,” the violent war flick from Quentin Tarantino that starred Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, and Michael Fassbender. He currently has several films in post-production, and will be starring in “The Woman in Gold,” the drama from BBC Films with Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren.
Mark Rylance is an acclaimed stage actor. He just recently performed in “12th Night” and “Richard III” on Broadway, where he alternated between the roles. In 2011 he won a Tony Award for his performance in “Jerusalem.” Of stage, he has appeared in “The Other Boleyn Girl” and Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous.” He can next be seen in “The Gunman” opposite Idris Elba.