One of Hollywood's top A-listers, Brad Pitt, is preparing to produce a film that will certainly turn some heads, as it examines the role that IBM had in the Holocaust. It is based on the book IBM and the Holocaust, which was written by Edwin Black. Pitt may star in the film, as well.
The movie's script will be written my Marcus Hinchey, but so far there is no director attached to the project. It will be produced through Pitt's Plan B production company.
The book was published in 2001, and was on the New York Times' best-seller list. It focuses on Thomas Watson, who was IBM's chief executive during the years of World War II. Through reseatch, Black uncovered evidence that suggests that Watson created a "strategic alliance" with Nazi Germany and used its punch card system to enable the Germans to identify Jews in a fast, efficient manner.
It's controversial to the say the least, and Pitt's kids won't be watching it—yet. Pitt says he has no issues working on movies that are innapropriate for his young children to watch right now, saying, "I'm actually more interested in the films they're going to enjoy when they're adults."
So far, there is no full cast list and no release date, but we imagine that even as an indie film, this one will catch a lot of attention.
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9/20/2012 4:41 PM