Jamie Bell joins Defiance

If you were thinking that Daniel Craig would be playing every role in Ed Zwick’s World War Two drama Defiance, think again. Besides, the idea that he’d be wearing dresses is really rather disturbing.

Fortunately for Craig, he won’t have to – as Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Tomas Arana and Liev Schreiber have all jumped on board. The plot follows three Jewish brothers (Schreiber, Craig and Bell) in Nazi-occupied Poland who flee into the Belarusian forest, sign up with Russian resistance fighters and battle the Nazis. And, taking a leaf from Schindler’s List, they set up a village in the forest and save the lives of more than 1,200 Jews.

Zwick has based his script on a true story and will start filming it in the autumn.