BRON Studios and New Mandate Films have set Ben Foster to star and Barry Levinson to direct the fact-based historical drama “Harry Haft” which Creative Wealth Media is financing.
Justine Juel Gillmer wrote the Black List script based on the Alan Scott Haft’s novel about a boxer who survived Auschwitz by being forced to fight fellow prisoners in the concentration camps. If he won, he got fed and allowed to live long enough for the next bout, while the seventy-six opponents he beat were led to their deaths.
Haunted by the memories and guilt over the price of survival, Haft attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing legends like Rocky Marciano as a way to rediscover a reason to live and to again find the woman he fell in love with before the war.
Levinson, Matti Leshem, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Sosnoff and Scott Pardo will produce. Filming is slated to begin in February.