In a first of its kind producer Sheetal Talwar has tied up with the BBC to co-produce a film on the notorious Eichmann trials.
Entitled The Eichmann Show the film is to be directed by BAFTA nominee Peter Andrew Williams, acclaimed writer-director on film and television.
The Eichmaan trials chronicled on live television the Nazi war crimes of Otto Adolf Eichmann. This was the first ever trial as a reality-show on television.
Talwar says the film version of the trials would be a never-before cinematic experience. "Eichmann Show is a film based on the Eichmann trials. It a film on the court trials that were telecast on TV, making it the world's first reality show. The film is being produced by two Bafta nominee producers, a Bafta nominee director, BBC and me."
The film shall be shot in UK, Lithuania and Malta.
Says Talwar, "After I produced Mausam which was Pankaj Kapoor's directorial debut, my production company has been focusing on script development and putting a slate together. This includes Veda, Rajiv Gandhi, Guru Dutt and now Eichmann. This is the first time that an Indian producer is co-producing with BBC."