Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott will star in an HBO movie that counts Steven Spielberg among its executive producers. The two actors head the cast for Oslo, based on the Tony Award-winning play by J.T. Rogers that details the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis, Palestinians and one Norwegian couple that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords.
Rogers is adapting his play, with Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) directing the Prague-based production. Spielberg executive produces via DreamWorks Pictures alongside Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Bold Films’ David Litvak. “In collaboration with Steven, Kristie, Marc, and Bold Films, we’re delighted to work with J.T. and Bartlett to adapt their inspiring
Tony Award-winning story for the screen,” said Tara Grace, senior vp HBO Programming and Films. “Recounting the remarkable feat of two diametrically opposed sides coming together to find common ground, Oslo’s themes are especially pertinent, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have so many revered artisans on both sides of the camera working together to bring this to life.”