Anthony Hopkins and rising actor Johnny Flynn are set to star in the upcoming holocaust biopic. The movie is based on the life of the humanitarian, Sir Nicolas Winton who saved the lives of hundreds of children during World War 2.
One Life’s central character: Nicolas Winton
The movie is based on a real-life hero Sir Nicolas or “Nicky’’ George Winton who rescued 669 rescued children out of Czechoslovakia. The children were under the threat from Hitler’s death camps. At great personal risk, Sir Nicolas succeeded in sending the children to British foster homes before the war broke out and before the borders closed.
Almost half a century later, Winston was reunited with the grown children who he had saved. The heartfelt moment was captured on camera in BBC’s award-winning TV show ‘That’s Life’.
Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn will both play the role of Nicolas Winton at different stages of his life.
The Director of ‘Maudie’ and ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ is set to direct the movie with its screenplay co-written by Lucinda Coxon(The Danish Girl) and Nick Drake(Romulus). Its co-managing directors are Ian Canning and Emile Sherman (Lion, The King’s Speech).
The two prominent production houses, BBC and See-Saw Films have joined forces for the making of One Life. The film’s executive producers are Rose Garnett from BBC films and See-Saw’s COO of Film, Simon Gills.
The founders of See-Saw films, Iain Canning and Emlie Sherman mentioned that although Nicolas Winston never wanted attention for his altruistic act, his story cannot go unmentioned. They also stated that Anthony and Johnny would be the perfect fit for the role.
Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn’s notable works
Anthony Hopkins is already one of the most critically-acclaimed actors out there. He has won an Oscar for the best actor in a leading role for the horror movie Silence of the Lambs. He is known to play many diversifying roles while working in films like Two Popes, Thor, Hitchcock, and many more. On the other hand, Johnny Flynn is a rising star. This British actor is most known for his role in the movie Emma. After the success of the thrilling-movie Beast, he is to appear in many upcoming movies like Stardust, Mincemeat, and Netflix’s The Dig.