From the original Broadway play "Oslo"
From the original Broadway play "Oslo"
Photo: T. Charles Erickson
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, U.S. President Bill Clinton and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat during the signing of the Oslo Accords at the White House in 1993

HBO to bring Oslo Accords drama to small screen

The film, based on the award-winning play by J.T. Rogers, is set to star Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott and is being executive produced by creators of La La Land and Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Pictures

Ina Toker |
Published: 11.10.20 , 15:43
American television network HBO is set to bring Israeli-Palestinian drama to small screen after it was announced Monday the company is producing an original film about the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.
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  • The film, simply titled 'Oslo', tells the story about the signing of the historic peace agreements and is based on the award-winning play by J.T. Rogers, which details the way the accords had been negotiated behind the scenes.
    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, U.S. President Bill Clinton and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat during the signing of the Oslo Accords at the White House in 1993
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, U.S. President Bill Clinton and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat during the signing of the Oslo Accords at the White House in 1993
    Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, U.S. President Bill Clinton and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat during the signing of the Oslo Accords at the White House in 1993
    (Photo: Reuters)
    The film is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, produced by Marc Platt from the La La Land fame and Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Pictures among others.
    The film stars British actress Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) and Irish actor Andrew Scott (Fleabag, 1917).
    Wilson and Scott are joined by a string of Israeli actors, such as Sasson Gabai who will play then Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres, Itzik Cohen as Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Yossi Beilin and Dov Glickman as one of the key architects of the accords Yair Hirschfeld.
    From the original Broadway play "Oslo" From the original Broadway play "Oslo"
    From the original Broadway play "Oslo"
    (Photo: T. Charles Erickson)
    "Oslo" centers around the Norwegian diplomats who allegedly were the driving force behind the historic agreements - Mona Juul (played by Wilson) and her husband Terje Rød-Larsen (played by Scott) a sociologist who served as special adviser on Middle East affairs at the time.
    The movie is currently being filmed in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic and despite certain difficulties related to COVID restrictions, it is slated to hit the HBO MAX streaming service next year.

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