The film's protagonist is based on Frank Rosenthal, a real Jewish gambling expert from Chicago who had ties to the Chicago Outfit and eventually headed to Vegas to run casinos for them.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed the news on Thursday.
Jewish directors, producers and writers are credited with developing the Hollywood system as we know it today.
The legendary Ben Bard Drama School was for decades one of Hollywood’s most prominent and respected acting academies.
The accusations led to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, politics and entertainment of sexual harassment and abuse.
"This picture breaks my heart... Can you imagine how this little girl feels? How scared she is..?"
Gadot, who is busy filming the sequel to Wonder Woman on the East Coast, didn't show up in person to accept her award.
Moran Atias lands a role in upcoming series 'The Village'
Israel is not represented at the Oscars this year.
Sawyer, born Rosie Cohen, earned her first movie role at the age of 50 appearing opposite Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson.