The first trailer for The Debt, written by Kick-Ass duo Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, has been released online. The film is a remake of the 2007 Israeli film of the same name by Assaf Bernstein and stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington and Ciarán Hinds.
Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington star in “The Debt,” the powerful story of Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent who endeavored to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal—the Surgeon of Birkenau—in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must go back to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and her two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt she has incurred.
The Debt, directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), was one of the films caught up in the death of Miramax earlier this year. Walt Disney Studios, who merged with Miramix and are now in control of it’s slate, has set a December 29th release date.