Jews Making News – 10/3/14

“Fury” to Feature Heavily Jewish Cast

The cast of “Fury” (L-R) Peña, Isaacs, Pitt, Lerman, and LaBeouf

Nazi’s beware, Brad Pitt is at it again. This time he plays tank commander Don “Wardaddy” Collier in the war film “Fury” coming to theaters October 17. Joining Pitt will be a largely Jewish cast of actors including Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, and Jason Isaacs. Pitt first played a Nazi killing American soldier in “Inglourious Basterds” (2009).

The film is notable as 4 of the leading actors are Jewish. LaBeouf, Lerman, Bernthal, and Isaacs will be playing members of Pitt’s tank crew who go on a mission behind enemy lines in the final days of WWII. “Fury” will also feature a rare German Tiger tank on loan from the Tank Museum in Bovington, England.

Lizzy Caplan

Caplan, Rogen and Franco star in “The Interview”

“The Interview”, which premieres in December will feature 3 Jewish stars. Lizzy Caplan will be playing a CIA agent that asks a talk show host (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) to assassinate North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un. Although the movie covers a tense international situation, Caplan says that it is not meant to be overtly political.

“This is not a political movie,” Caplan told TIME earlier this year. “There’s a long line of comedies and satires taking on real, sad, scary situations. It’s just one in a long line of that.”