'American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally' Full Cast List: Meet Al Pacino, Meadow Williams and rest of the stars of VoD film
'American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally' brings one of the biggest names of entertainment back on the big screen after a hiatus of over two years. While Al Pacino's return is wildly anticipated, Meadow Williams and Thomas Kretschmann have done a lot of work in the recent past.
The VoD feature film also stars Mitch Pileggi, Lala Kent, and Jasper Polish in key roles. More on the roster in a bit.
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Al Pacino was last seen in 'The Irishman'. Two years later, he's back and looking better than before and ready to bring his A-game in the business with 'American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally'. Lala Kent, who co-stars in the film, recalled her experience working with the stalwart: “After we filmed this scene, which was crazy, Al Pacino was like, ‘Wow, you’re really good.’ And I was like, ‘Thank you so much!’.” "He goes, ‘No, you’re really good. … What you did with [that scene], that was fun. If that doesn’t make the trailer, I quit show business,'" Kent explained during the 'Chicks in the Office' podcast.
At 81, Al Pacino seems more than ready to work and contribute to the art of cinema. He's energetic, somber when he needs to, and sincere in the two-minute-long trailer of the courtroom drama. The senior star didn't miss opportunities to star in TV series. His portrayal of Meyer Offerman, a Polish-Jewish philanthropist and Holocaust survivor, in 'Hunters' earned praises worldwide.
Very few can retain a position of strength when pitted against someone who is stronger, Williams is one of them. The way she holds her own when Al Pacino questions her about the impending trials that can make or break her life, you know that you're in for a confident and bold performance. A little research about her career and journey in the film industry will tell you that she is fearless and hardly ever shies away from experimenting, which explains her 2020 Daytime Emmy win for 'Outstanding Digital Drama Series' as a producer on 'The Bay: The Series'.
"Are you kidding? I had a new section of my wall ripped out and I made a cabinet into the wall for my beautiful gold Emmy statue. It is just so shiny and beautiful. The Emmy really is a gorgeous piece of art, it’s a beautiful statue to look at and live with one of those,” she told the Digital Journal. She was last seen in 'Boss Level' alongside Mel Gibson and Naomi Watts.
Having done two war films, he has an edge over the rest. The subject matter of 'Stalingrad' may have been different, but it does help prepare for a period film such as 'American Traitor'. The German actor has done a handful of renowned films such as 'Resident Evil: Apocalypse' (2004), 'The Pianist' (2002), 'U-571' (2000) and 'In Enemy Hands' (2004) among others.
Fun fact: He was hired to voice the role of Johan Krauss in 'Hell Boy 2' but the role eventually went to Seth McFarlane because Guillermo Del Toro decided that Kretschmann's voice didn't suit the character.
Catch 'American Traitor: The trials of Axis Sally' on May 28, Friday on VoD. For more information, check your local listings.