Newcomer Jodie Whittaker will star with Viggo Mortensen in the screen adaptation of CP Taylor's award-winning stage play Good, set during the Nazi era, according to Production Weekly. British actors Jason Isaacs and Mark Strong will also appear in the film, which will be directed by Vicente Amorin.
The screenplay by John Wrathall, centers on a German professor in Frankfurt during the 1930s who allows himself to be seduced into the Nazi party. As he spirals down the vortex of the Reich, he rationalizes everything -- his betrayal of his family and his Jewish friend as well as the morality he used to teach. Finally, standing in SS uniform at Auschwitz, he becomes a symbol of man's ability to slide down the path to evil.
Whittaker is currently starring with Peter O'Toole and Vanessa Redgrave in Roger Michell's Venus, a delightful romantic comedy due out in December, that made a splash at the Toronto Film Festival.
Shooting is due to begin on location in Potsdam and Berlin in 2007.