Netflix’s spy thriller, Munich, starring Jeremy Irons begins production

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 29: Berlinale International Jury President Jeremy Irons is seen on stage at the closing ceremony of the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 29, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 29: Berlinale International Jury President Jeremy Irons is seen on stage at the closing ceremony of the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 29, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) /
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Netflix’s spy thriller, Munich, starring Jeremy Irons begins production.

The Netflix spy thriller, Munich, has begun production with filming currently taking place in Germany and will eventually move to the UK for additional shooting, according to Variety. The movie has a projected release date sometime in 2021.

The Netflix movie stars Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons (Watchmen), who plays Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister who is seeking a peaceful solution in dealing with Adolph Hitler as he is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia. Chamberlain is responsible for the failed Munich Agreement, which was supposed to keep the peace by giving Czechoslovakia to the Germans and avoiding WW II.

George MacKay (1917) is set to play Hugh Legat, a civil servant, Jannis Niehwohner (The Turncoat) will play a German diplomat, Paul von Hartmann.

Other members of the cast include Liv Lisa Fries (Babylon Berlin), Erin Doherty (The Crown), Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann), August Diehl (A Hidden Life), Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey), and Marc Limpach (Bad Banks).

Variety reports that Martin Wuttke will take on the role of Hitler and has done so before. Wuttke had a cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds as the Nazi leader.

The film is based on a best-selling novel of the same name that was written by Robert Harris that is set in 1938 at the brink of World War II. Legat and von Hartmann travel to Munich for an emergency conference. The two long-time friends find themselves in the center of a political plot that has them fearing for their lives.

Munich is on a list of international film productions for Netflix. One year ago, Netflix hired David Kosse to take charge of the streamer’s international film division. Kosse is charged with making and acquiring non-English language films.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Kosse stated:

"By making international content available globally on such a large scale, Netflix is shattering cultural boundaries in a way no other company has."

Keep watching Netflix Life for more information on Munich and other original international films that are in production for Netflix.

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