Barry Levinson (“Wag the Dog,” “What Just Happened?”) is set to direct an adaptation of Anatoly Kuznetsov’s WWII classic “Babi Yar” for Aurora Entertainment reports “>Variety
The story follows the author’s harrowing account of witnessing mass executions of Jews, gypsies, Poles and prisoners of war during the German occupation of Kiev. The title refers to a ravine where the atrocities took place.
The $35 million feature, funded by various Russian, Polish and Ukranian investors, will shoot in the Ukraine and Romania with pre-production kicking off in April. Anatoly Fradis (“Masked and Anonymous”) will produce.