Madden to Direct Nazi-Hunter Thriller The Debt


John Madden is in negotiations to direct the Nazi-hunter thriller The Debt for Miramax, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Matthew Vaughn (upcoming Thor) adapted the remake of the 2007 Israeli feature HaHov with writer Jane Goldman (Stardust). Vaughn, who will produce the project with Marv Films partner Kris Thykier, also is a partner with longtime collaborator Guy Ritchie in Ska Films (Snatch).

Assaf Bernstein’s HaHov follows a trio of 1960s Israeli intelligence agents who pursue a Nazi war criminal only to have him escape. More than 30 years later, their target re-emerges, forcing one of the agents to track him down and preserve their decades-old cover-up. As with the original, the remake is expected to feature two actresses playing the female protagonist in the ’60s and ’90s.