Operation Finale is a 2018 American historical drama film directed by Chris Weitz with a screenplay by Matthew Orton. The film stars Oscar Isaac (who also produced), Ben Kingsley, Lior Raz, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, and Haley Lu Richardson, and follows the efforts of Israeli intelligence officers to capture former SS officer Adolf Eichmann in 1960. Various source materials, including Eichmann in My Hands, a memoir by Israeli officer Peter Malkin, provided the basis for the story.Principal photography began in Argentina in October 2017. The film was released in the United States on August 29, 2018, and received mixed reviews from critics.
On November 16, 2015, it was announced that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer had bought an untitled spec script from Matthew Orton, about the team who found and captured Adolf Eichmann. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones would produce the film through his production company Automatik. On February 24, 2016, Chris Weitz was in talks to direct the untitled film.
A deal was struck in March 2017 that would see Oscar Isaac co-produce and star in the film, taking on the role of Peter Malkin. Chris Weitz was set as director. In June, Ben Kingsley was cast as Adolf Eichmann. In August, Lior Raz joined the production.In September, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Joe Alwyn, Michael Aronov, and Haley Lu Richardson were cast, with filming to begin in Argentina on October 1. The cast was rounded out on October 12, and filming was underway in Argentina. Peter Strauss joined the cast on November 30.