London: Actor Martin Freeman, who is famous for his role in popular TV series “Sherlock”, has been roped in for drama series about trial of Adolf Eichmann "The Eichmann Show".
According to Radio Times website, BBC has commissioned a 90-minute dramatisation of the global broadcast of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief Nazi architects of the Holocaust to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Freeman will play TV producer Milton Fruchtman in the show, which will also feature actor Anthony LaPaglia as TV director Leo Hurwitz.
Fruchtman and Hurwitz were responsible for putting together one of the first global television events when Eichmann's trial was televised to 37 countries for over four months in 1961.
“The Eichmann Show” will be part of a series of shows the BBC has planned for Holocaust Memorial Day Jan 27.