Indignation Film, with Danny Burstein, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Opens Today

News   Indignation Film, with Danny Burstein, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Opens Today
The film is based on the Philip Roth novel.
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Danny Burstein (2016 Tony nominee for Fiddler on the Roof) and Linda Emond, who played Herr Schultz and Fraulein Schneider, respectively, in the recent revival of Cabaret, join two-time Tony winner Tracy Letts in the new film Indignation, which arrives in cinemas July 29.

The cast also features Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon and Ben Rosenfield.

Based on Philip Roth’s novel, Indignation, according to press notes, “takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test.”

Indignation had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

The film marks the directorial debut of James Schamus, who also adapted the screenplay from Roth's novel.

(Updated July 29, 2016)

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