Seems like Hollywood's only just shaking the Oscar-party confetti out of its hair, and already there's talk of next year's awards contenders. Defiance, directed by Edward Zwick (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai), is generating lots of buzz. It's the story of three Jewish brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell) who escape from Nazi-occupied Poland and band together with Russian resistance fighters in the Belarusian forest to fight back. The action-packed trailer, in theaters now, promises an inspirational story of unity and humanity while delivering plenty of eye candy in the form of Craig and Schreiber (and Bell if you're 15). Sounds like enough to put the stereotype of the nebbishy Jew to rest.
Defiance is scheduled to hit theatres in the fall.