Michael Rapaport and Robin Tunney (“The Craft”) have been cast in the leads in the first installment of the third film of Showtime’s forthcoming trilogy of Holocaust dramas “Rescuers: Stories of Courage.”
The three films, from executive producers Barbra Streisand and Cis Corman and based on the book “Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust” by Malka Drucker and Gay Block, comprise a pair of fact-based stories involving non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue Holocaust victims.
First of the movies is titled “Rescuers: Stories of Courage — Two Women” and includes the stories “Woman on a Bicycle” starring Sela Ward and “Mamusha” featuring Elizabeth Perkins. It is slated to premiere on Showtime in November.
Second film, under the heading “Rescuers: Stories of Courage — Two Couples,” includes the vignettes “Aahrt and Johjte Vos” starring Dana Delany and Martin Donovan and “Marie Taquet” with Linda Hamilton and Alfred Molina.
The Rapaport-Tunney installment that opens the third film recently began production but has yet to earn a full title. Three movies are made in association with Paramount Network Television.