Resistance is an upcoming internationally co-produced biographical drama film written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, based on the life of Marcel Marceau. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer, Félix Moati, Karl Markovics, Vica Kerekes, Bella Ramsey and Édgar Ramírez.
- Starring : Jesse Eisenberg / Ed Harris
- Genre : Biography / Drama / History / War
- Country : France / United States / Germany / United Kingdom
- Language : English
- Director : Jonathan Jakubowicz
- Production : Pantaleon Films / Vertical Media / Bliss Media / Epicentral Studios / Ingenious Media / Riverstone Pictures / Rocket Science
- Distributor : IFC Films / Warner Bros. / Bliss Media / Front Row Filmed Entertainment
Resistance release date
- March 27, 2020 : USA (internet)
- April 3, 2020 : Spain
- November 12, 2020 : Germany
- Ed Harris as George S. Patton
- Edgar Ramírez as Sigmund
- Clémence Poésy as Emma
- Matthias Schweighöfer as Klaus Barbie
- Bella Ramsey as Elsbeth
- Géza Röhrig as Georges
- Karl Markovics as Charles
- Félix Moati as Alain
- Alicia von Rittberg as Regine
- Vica Kerekes as Mila
- Tobias Gareth Elman as Joseph
- Jesse Eisenberg as Marcel
- Christian Clarke as Teo
- Aurélie Bancilhon as Dominique
- Karina Beuthe Orr as Baroness
Resistance movie is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 27, 2020, by IFC Films.
In May 2017, it was announced Jesse Eisenberg had joined the cast of the film, portraying the role of Marcel Marceau, during his days as a member of the French Resistance, with Jonathan Jakubowicz directing from a screenplay he wrote. In February 2018, it was announced Haley Bennett and Matthias Schweighöfer had joined the cast of the film, with Warner Bros. Pictures distributing in Germany. In November 2018, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramirez, Clémence Poésy, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics and Félix Moati joined the cast of the film, with Poésy replacing Bennett.
Jesse Eisenberg is an American actor, author, and playwright. He made his television debut with the short-lived comedy-drama series Get Real (1999–2000). Following his first leading role in the comedy-drama film Roger Dodger (2002), he appeared in the drama film The Emperor’s Club (2002), the psychological thriller film The Village (2004), the comedy-drama film The Squid and the Whale (2005), and the drama film The Education of Charlie Banks (2007). He is also known for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s The Social Network (2010).
In 2009, Eisenberg had his breakthrough with starring roles in the comedy-drama film Adventureland and the horror comedy Zombieland. His portrayal of Zuckerberg in The Social Network earned him nominations for various awards, including the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in Holy Rollers (2010), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Eisenberg later voiced the main character, Blu, a male Spix’s macaw, in the animated films Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014). His other films include the action-comedy film 30 Minutes or Less (2011), the action-comedy film American Ultra (2015), the Woody Allen films To Rome with Love (2012) and Café Society (2016), and the heist film Now You See Me (2013) and its sequel Now You See Me 2 (2016). In 2016, Eisenberg portrayed Lex Luthor in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and briefly reprised the role in 2017’s Justice League.
Eisenberg has contributed pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeney’s websites. He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage: Asuncion, The Revisionist, and The Spoils. Eisenberg’s first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups: and Other Stories, a short story collection, was released in September 2015.
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