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BUILD Series: “The Operative” Interview and Screen Captures

Diane and The Operative director, Yuval Adler sat down with BUILD Series to discuss their upcoming movie — which also stars Martin Freeman. The Operative follows the story of Rachel (Diane Kruger), a rogue spy from Israel’s feared national intelligence force Mossad, who vanishes without a trace while attending her father’s funeral in London. The only clue to her whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to her former handler Thomas, who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. With Rachel’s life immersed in her assignments as part of a vast espionage effort against Iran’s nuclear program, Thomas must retrace her steps to determine what threats she may now pose to their operation, while also working to protect her.

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“The Operative” Trailer and Screen Captures

Vertical Entertainment has released the trailer for The Operative. Directed by Yuval Adler, The Operative stars Martin Freeman, Cas Anvar and Diane Kruger. Take a look at the trailer below. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

A taut psychological thriller about a young Western woman recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran where she becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject.


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Diane Once Dreamed of Being a Female Bond

Diane Kruger, who has played the role of a spy in The Operative, says she had a dream of playing female James Bond in films. In an interview to The I Paper, Kruger spoke about her upcoming film and her dream of being the first woman to portray 007 – who is currently played by Daniel Craig, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

She said: “I always thought it must be so cool to be James Bond. But the realities of being a spy are closer to what we did. It’s cool, but I don’t dream about it anymore.”

The Operative follows a rogue spy from Israel’s feared national intelligence force Mossad, who vanishes while attending her father’s funeral.

Kruger also insisted that away from the cameras she is a very “introverted” person and it is her acting career that has forced her to be more “outgoing” to her benefit.

“I’m very introverted, in my real life, to a fault. I think I can appear cold or standoffish. I really have to force myself to be outgoing. Acting has, for me, been the opportunity to identity with someone else, be someone else,” she added.

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69th Berlinale Film Festival: “The Operative” Premiere

Last night, Diane attended the world premiere for The Operative during the 69th Berlinale Film Festival. Diane was joined by co-stars Martin Freeman and Cas Anvar, as well as director Yuval Adler. For those curious, Diane wore a Givenchy Spring 2019 Haute Couture gown. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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69th Berlinale Film Festival: “The Operative” Photocall

Earlier today, Diane attended the photocall for The Operative during the 69th Berlinale Film Festival. Diane was joined by co-stars Martin Freeman and Cas Anvar, as well as director Yuval Adler. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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“The Operative” To World Premiere at Berlinale ’19

During a recent press release, it was announced that The Operative will have its World Premiere during Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival). Written and directed by Yuval Adler, The Operative stars Martin Freeman and Diane Kruger.

The Festival runs from February 7th through February 17th. For more information visit: www.berlinale.de

Martin Freeman Joins “The Operative”

Back in February, it was reported that Diane Kruger and Eric Bana signing up to star in spy thriller The Operative. Things appear to have quickly changed for the film, with word that Martin Freeman will now instead join Kruger instead of Bana.

Deadline’s report on the latest casting makes no mention of Bana, instead putting Freeman in the role of Mossad agent handler Thomas. He’s summoned from Germany to Israel when his former operative turned rogue spy Rachel (Kruger) vanishes while attending her father’s funeral in London.

Her mission, at least before she disappeared, was to work against Iran’s nuclear programme and the authorities are concerned she may now pose a threat. Thomas will have to retrace her steps and try to protect her.

Writer/director Yuval Adler adapted the script from former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir’s bestseller The English Teacher and is scheduled to start filming next month in Israel and Bulgaria. (Source)

Diane In Negotiations To Join “The Operative”

Diane Kruger and Eric Bana are in negotiations to star in the spy thriller The Operative with Bethlehem director Yuval Adler attached to helm.

The Operative is the story of a woman recruited by the Mossad to go undercover in Tehran who becomes entangled in a complex triangle with her handler and her subject. The screenplay is written by Adler and adapted from the Israeli best-seller “The English Teacher,” written by former Israeli intelligence officer Yiftach Reicher Atir.

Endeavor Content will handle U.S. sales. Bloom is introducing “The Operative” to foreign buyers next week at the Berlin Film Festival.

Producers are Spiro Films’ Eitan Mansuri, Archer Gray’s Anne Carey, and Match Factory Production’s Michael Weber and Viola Fügen. Teddy Schwarzman will executive produce and finance under his Black Bear Pictures banner. Le Pacte’s Jean Labadie is co-producing the film, which is supported by the Israeli Film Fund and Film and Medienstiftung NRW.

Kruger will portray a rogue spy from Israel’s feared national intelligence force Mossad, vanishes without a trace while attending her father’s funeral in London. The only clue to her whereabouts is a cryptic phone call she places to her former handler — portrayed by Bana — who is then summoned from Germany to Israel by Mossad. (Source)