Oscar Isaac 'Show Me a Hero' to premiere on Star World Premiere HD

MUMBAI: A hero of all heroes, Oscar Issac starrer Show Me a Hero is all set to take over television screens on the first weekend of the New Year! A real life story about an incredible, important, fascinating yet sad account of a six-year period in the city of Yonkers, New York, Show Me a Hero is adapted from a book of the same name, written by Lisa Belkin, a former New York Times writer.

Show Me a Hero will premiere in India on Star World Premiere HD, 7 pm onwards on 7 and 8 January.

The exceptionally strong account of Nick Wasicsko’s played by Oscar Isaac life and death has been revealed in the six part series that exposes and explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens in Yonkers, NY. The story follows the efforts to desegregate public housing between the years - 1987 and 1994 in Northern New York and the resultant civil right struggle that is considered the greatest one till date.

Only six-episode long, Show Me a Hero has in its kitty a list of some of the most noteworthy names in Hollywood. The mini-series is not only directed by Paul Higgis, an Oscar winning screenwriter of Million Dollar Baby, Crash, Casino Royale and Letters from Iwo Jima fame but also written by David Simons of The Wire, NYPD Blue and Generation Kill fame.

It stars two of the most popular movie actors – Oscar Isaac of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, X-Men: The Apocalypse and Ex Machina fame as ‘Mayor Nick Wasicko’ and Winona Ryder of Girl Interrupted, Black Swan and Edward Scissorhands fame as Yonkers City Council president ‘Vinni Restiano’. The star cast also comprises of Jim Belushi, Alfred Molina, Oscar nominee Bob Balaban among others.

When the youngest mayorof Yonkers, a mid-sized American city, is elected and faced with a federal court order to build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town, he faces the most daunting challenge ever. His attempt to abide by the court tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys him and his political future.

Showcasing some of the most award-winning, critically acclaimed and star-studded mini-series ever, Star World Premiere HD ups the ante with the Indian premiere of Show Me a Hero, one of the most path-breaking mini-series with an IMDB rating of 8.2 and 97 per cent favourable ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. The show managed to mark its place in the industry with numerous nominations at award ceremoniesand Oscar Isaac winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Performing Actor in a miniseries.

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