Jesse Eisenberg will play well-known French mime Marcel Marceau. The film is set around Marceau’s work with the French resistance during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Marceau and his family fled to Limoges when he was 16 at the start of World War II. His father was captured and killed in Auschwitz. Marceau was taken by his mother to see a Charlie Chaplain film at a young age and used mime to keep help save the lives of Jewish children by keeping them quiet while he helped them escape to Switzerland and worked for the French resistance.