HBO released the first Oslo trailer today before the film debuts on May 29. After it premieres on the subscription channel, the Ruth Wilson (HBO’s His Dark Materials and Mrs. Wilson) and Andrew Scott-led film will become streamable on HBO Max.
Oslo is based upon the award-winning play of the same name. It’s a dramatization of real-life events that sees Golden Globe winner Wilson playing a Norweigan foreign minister named Mona Juul and Scott (Fleabag and Black Mirror) as her husband. The film’s plot revolves around “negotiations between implacable enemies — the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.”
HBO announced that the other cast members include: Salim Daw (Fauda) as Ahmed Qurie, Finance Minister of the PLO; Waleed Zuaiter (The Spy) as Hassan Asfour, Qurie’s associate & PLO liaison; Jeff Wilbusch (Unorthodox) as Uri Savir, Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Igal Naor (Fauda) as Joel Singer, legal adviser to the Israeli Foreign Ministry; Dov Glickman (Shtisel) as Yair Hirschfield, Israeli professor of economics; Rotem Keinan (Fauda) as Ron Pundak, Hirschfield’s associate and fellow Israeli professor; Itzik Cohen (Fauda) as Yossi Beilin, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister; Tobias Zilliacus (Thicker Than Water) as Jan Egeland, Norwegian State Secretary; and Sasson Gabay (Sirens) as Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of the State of Israel.
The upcoming HBO film was written by J.T. Rogers, who also wrote the Tony Award-winning play, while Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) is directing the film. Executive producers include Sher, Cambra Overend, Marc Platt Productions’ Marc Platt (La La Land), Jared LeBoff and Adam Siegel, DreamWorks Pictures’ Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Bold FIlms’ David Litvak.
Check out the new Oslo trailer below: