Shimon Dotan

Israeli Filmmaker Aiming ‘Big’ On Herzl Project

Prestigious N.Y. Public Library fellowship a large step forward for Shimon Dotan’s ambitious biopic.

05/15/2012
Staff Writer

Imagine a biopic about Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Talk about a dream team. But the match-up is a wild dream that the accomplished Israeli director and former Hollywood filmmaker Shimon Dotan got one step closer to realizing last month. 

Theodor Herzl saw need for Jewish homeland after hearing anti-Semitic taunts against Dreyfus.
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