Madden Acquires Nazi-Hunting Debt

John Madden (“Shakespeare in Love,” “Proof”) is in negotiations to helm the Nazi-hunter thriller “The Debt” for Miramax Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Matthew Vaughn will produce and adapted the remake of the 2007 Israeli feature “HaHov” with writer Jane Goldman (“Stardust”).

Assaf Bernstein’s “HaHov” follows a trio of 1960s Israeli intelligence agents who pursue a Nazi war criminal only to have him escape. More than 30 years later, their target re-emerges, forcing one of the agents to track him down and preserve their decades-old cover-up.

As with the original, the remake is expected to feature two actresses playing the female protagonist in the ’60s and ’90s.