Brad Pitt is developing a feature based on Edwin Black’s 2001 bestseller “IBM and the Holocaust” about the computer giant’s role in facilitating the Third Reich’s Jewish extermination program reports Vulture.
In 1933, IBM’s CEO Thomas Watson formed a strategic alliance with Nazi Germany. Punch cards were used to help sort through and cross-reference mountains of German census information.
As a result, the Nazis were able to quickly and ruthlessly identify, ghettoize, deport and ultimately wipe out millions of European Jews.
Marcus Hinchey (“All Good Things”) penned the script with the project originally setup at HBO. Having now departed the cable channel, Pitt’s Plan B production company is shopping it around and Pitt has attached himself to star in order to attract directors.