HBO has released its first trailer for the aptly titled Oslo, based on the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Bartlett Sher, known for his stage work, makes his feature directing debut on the film, which was adapted by playwright J.T. Rodgers from his own stage play of the same name. It won the Tony Award in 2017 for Best Play.
Starring Ruth Wilson (His Dark Materials, Luther) and Andrew Scott (Fleabag, Steel Country), the film will be available to stream on May 29th. You can check out the trailer and an official synopsis below.
Oslo follows the secret back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics of a small but committed group of Israelis and Palestinians, plus one Norwegian couple, that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords. Oslo stars Ruth Wilson as Mona Juul, a Norwegian foreign minister, and Andrew Scott as Terje Rod-Larsen, a Norwegian sociologist and Mona’s husband. The film is written by Tony-winning writer of the stage play J.T. Rogers and will be directed by Bartlett Sher (Tony winner for South Pacific).