That kind of war time bad-assery is a natural fit for Hollywood glorification. I am stupid with delight that the actions of these WWII heroes will be brought so far into the mainstream consciousness. So stupid with delight that I promise right now not to complain (too much) about the historical inaccuracies or inconsistencies that are bound to be suffered for the sake of plot because this film could give the public a more immediate and relatable reference point for issues of art crime, provenance, and heritage. At least, more relatable and reliable than Indiana Jones.
I don't know about you, but I know I'll be spending the next few hours figuring out which big time celebrities should be cast based on Edsel's cast of characters. I vote for Michael Fassbender as James Rorimer and Isabelle Huppert as Rose Valland.