(JTA) – Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank will star as Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt in a film adaptation of her book about her legal battle with a Holocaust denier.
The movie will be a courtroom drama based on History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, which was published in 2005.
Tom Wilkinson, a two-time Oscar nominee, will portray David Irving, a British revisionist historian who sued Lipstadt for libel after she called him a Holocaust denier in her 1993 book Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth & Memory. Lipstadt won the case in 2000.
British playwright David Hare adapted the book for the film.