Panamanian filmmaker Abner Benaim (Plaza Catedral) will direct a film adaptation of Nemesis, the final book by Philip Roth published prior to his death in 2018. Deadline described the novel as "set in the summer of 1944, examining the impact of a polio epidemic on a Newark, N.J. community and its children."
Peter Glanz (The Longest Week) adapted the screenplay. Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larraín and Andrew Hevia will produce for Fabula, the production company behind Foreign Language Oscar winner A Fantastic Woman, the Kristen Stewart film Spencer, and the upcoming drama Maria starring Angelina Jolie. Additional producers include Fernando Loureiro (Frances Ha, Our Son) for Tigresa, and Benaim.
Guilherme Coelho (Orphans of Eldorado) exec produces, with Carlos García de Paredes (Resistance) serving as an associate producer. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing technical support for the film.