Jeff Goldblum has signed on to the World War II Holocaust drama, Adam Resurrected for Bleiberg Entertainment.

The film is based on the 2000 book by Israeli novelist Yoram Kaniuk that centers on Adam Stein, a former circus clown who was spared the gas chamber so that he might entertain thousands of Jews as they marched to their deaths. The Hollywood Reporter adds he becomes the ringleader at an asylum in the Negeve desert populated solely by Holocaust survivors and struggles to makes sense of the world.

The Adam Resurrected novel has been translated into 20 languages; Paul Schrader is directing the film for a 2007 release.