If you’ve exhausted watching Oscar Isaac get slapped repeatedly in The Last Jedi or you’re still waiting for him to play Gomez Addams, take heart. The Guatemalan actor and boyfriend of the internet is giving audiences something new. The first trailer has been released for the MGM historical action drama, Operation Finale, and it looks intense.
The film tells the story of Mossad agent Peter Malkin (Isaac), tasked with “catch[ing] and extract[ing]” infamous Nazi lieutenant, Adolf Eichmann (played by Ben Kingsley). The first trailer lays out the gravity of the situation, as Eichmann – described as the “architect of the Final Solution” – eventually made his way to Buenos Aires in the ’50s. It’s apparent the film will develop the surveillance of Eichmann; we see Isaac’s Malkin spying from a grassy area, the various members of the team set up their individual pieces in the capture. There’s a telling awareness of what audiences want to see from this movie. As Kingsley’s Eichmann says, “You don’t care what I have to say.” Considering he’s the lead, Isaac is given a smidge more screen time in the trailer, though there are glimpses of additional characters played by Nick Kroll, Melanie Laurent, and Haley Lu Richardson. But don’t be dazzled by the stars because the dark music, coupled with the shadowy ’60s locales, connote this is a movie hoping to get serious attention in the fall.
The film looks like a factual adaptation of the 1976 novel (eventually turned into a film in 1978) The Boys From Brazil. Eichmann was eventually captured in Argentina, and while the ending is a foregone conclusion the story is worth retelling. September is looking to be a great month for Oscar Isaac fans, as this comes out a week before his other film, the romantic drama Life Itself. Isaac certainly looks great rocking ’60s duds and it’ll be interesting to see him play a character with such a historical significance. It’ll also be his first major leading performance in awhile. He last appeared on-screen in a supporting performance in the sci-fi feature Annihilation.
Operation Finale hits theaters September 14, 2018.