Legacy of Fire will chronicle the famed musician's desperate battle to save his son Franz's Jewish wife, Alice von Grab-Hermannsworth, and their two children from Nazi capture in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

A Clockwork Orange star MCDowell, who portrays a top conductor in Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, will take on the lead role in Stuart Orme's new film, which was written by produced Timothy Haas, reports Variety.com.

Production will begin in Germany this summer (17).