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Daniel Craig Raises an Act of "Defiance"

May 18, 2007 (4:33 am) GMT
"Casino Royale" star Daniel Craig will topline WWII action drama "Defiance" under the direction of acclaimed filmmaker Edward Zwick.

Truly shines following his performance in "", has signed on to highlight a WWII action drama feature about a band of Jewish resistance fighters titled "", ScreenDaily.com has revealed.

Based on a true story, the movie revolves around four Jewish brothers living in Nazi occupied Poland who flee to the Belarussian forest with other Jews and join forces with Russian Resistance fighters. It is said that Paramount Vantage is in advanced negotiations to acquire domestic distribution rights to the film.

Filming is slated to begin in early September with "" helmer Edward Zwick directing from his own script as well as producing via his Bedford Falls shingle. The Chicago-born filmmaker began developing the project eight years ago after picking up the film rights to Nechama Tec's non-fiction tome of the same name.

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