Drehstart von Steven Spielbergs Agenten-Thriller in Berlin mit Tom Hanks in der Hauptrolle

27.10.2014

In Berlin haben die Dreharbeiten zu dem noch unbetitelten Agenten-Thriller des dreifachen Oscar®-Preisträgers Steven Spielberg begonnen, in der Hauptrolle der zweifache Oscar®-Gewinner Tom Hanks (FORREST GUMP, PHILADELPHIA). In der DreamWorks Studios-Produktion, die bereits sechs Wochen in New York gedreht hat, werden zudem Tony®-Award-Gewinner Mark Rylance (JERUSALEM, INTIMACY), die Oscar®-nominierte Amy Ryan (GONE BABY GONE, WIN WIN), der Oscar®-nominierte Alan Alda (THE AVIATOR, M*A*S*H*), Sebastian Koch (UNKNOWN IDENTITY, DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN) und Burghart Klaußner (DER VORLESER, DAS WEISSE BAND) zu sehen sein. Gefilmt wird bis Anfang Dezember an verschiedenen Drehorten in Berlin und Brandenburg sowie in Breslau, Polen.

Die Filmproduktion wird in Deutschland vom Deutschen Filmförderfonds (DFFF), vom Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg sowie von der MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg unterstützt. Für die Visual Effects der internationalen Koproduktion werden die Spezialisten von Pixomondo Stuttgart mitverantwortlich sein.

Der Film erzählt die wahre Geschichte des Anwalts James Donovan, der sich inmitten des Kalten Krieges in der schier unmöglichen Mission wiederfindet, über die Freilassung eines in Russland gefangengenommenen US-amerikanischen U-2 Piloten zu verhandeln.

20th Century Fox kofinanziert die Produktion mit DreamWorks in Zusammenarbeit mit Participant Media und wird den Agenten-Thriller weltweit in die Kinos bringen. Neben der Regiearbeit produziert Steven Spielberg den Film zusammen mit Marc Platt und Kristie Macosko Krieger. Die ausführenden Produzenten sind Adam Somner und Daniel Lupi.

Studio Babelsberg ist als Koproduzent und ausführende Produktionsfirma für die Umsetzung der Dreharbeiten in Deutschland und in Polen verantwortlich. Die Studio Babelsberg Geschäftsführer Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser und Henning Molfenter sind Koproduzenten des Films. Das Drehbuch stammt von den dreifachen Oscar®-Gewinnern Joel und Ethan Coen sowie von Matt Charman, basierend auf dem Original-Drehbuch von Charman.
Zu Steven Spielbergs Team gehören darüber hinaus der Kameramann und zweifache Oscar®-Preisträger Janusz Kaminski, der Produktionsdesigner und Oscar®-Nominierte Adam Stockhausen, der für den Schnitt verantwortliche dreimalige Oscar®-Gewinner Michael Kahn sowie die Kostümbildnerin Kasia Walicka-Maimone. Der Film wird im Herbst 2015 weltweit in die Kinos kommen.

About DreamWorks Studios
DreamWorks Studios is a motion picture company formed in 2009 and led by Steven Spielberg in partnership with The Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The company’s recent releases include “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon and directed by Lasse Hallström based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais, and the car-racing actioner “Need for Speed,” starring Aaron Paul. Other releases include: the comedy “Delivery Man,” starring Vince Vaughn; Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones, which grossed over $270 million at the worldwide box office and was nominated for 12 Academy Awards with Daniel Day-Lewis winning for Best Actor; “Real Steel,” starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy; Spielberg’s “War Horse,” based on Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning book and nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture; and “The Help,” which resonated with audiences around the country and earned over $200 million at the box office and received four Academy Award nominations with Octavia Spencer winning for Best Supporting Actress.
DreamWorks can be found on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/DreamWorksStudios and on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/dw_studios.

About 20th Century Fox Film
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by following units: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. The studio also comprises 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution.

About Studio Babelsberg
Studio Babelsberg is the oldest large-scale studio complex in the world and one of Europe’s leading service providers for feature films and TV productions. Founded 1912, film history has been made in Studio Babelsberg. Countless renowned filmmakers have worked at Studio Babelsberg. With a complete set of services that make Studio Babelsberg a one-stop-shop, the studio employs one of the best film crews in the world and is well known for its production services, skillful set construction department and huge prop shops. Many of Germany’s most famous classic films have been created at the stages and facilities of Studio Babelsberg, including Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel, starring Marlene Dietrich. Today Studio Babelsberg offers ideal conditions for any production need. In addition, the studio offers a wide variety of co-production and financing services and opportunities. Recent productions include Wes Anderson`s "The Grand Budapest Hotel", George Clooney`s "The Monuments Men", Marjane Satrapi`s "The Voices" and Brian Percival`s "The Book Thief".

About Participant Media
Participant Media (http://www.ParticipantMedia.com) is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing, and digital content that inspires social change. Participant’s more than 55 films include Good Night, and Good Luck, Syriana, An Inconvenient Truth, FOOD, INC., Waiting for ‘Superman’, The Help, Contagion, and Lincoln. Participant launches campaigns that bring together government entities, foundations, schools, and others to raise awareness and drive people to take action on issues from each film or television show. Pivot (http://www.Pivot.tv), the company’s television network, is available in 45 million homes, serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films, and documentaries. TakePart (http://www.TakePart.com) is Participant’s digital news and lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network, and its television network, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage, and empower every individual to take action.