The No Time to Die and Inglorious Basterds star will play Wilder within the half coming-of-age story, half true-to-life portrait of the Hollywood icon, which is tailored from a guide by Jonathan Coe. In the summertime of 1977, an harmless younger lady begins working for famed director Billy Wilder and his screenwriter Iz Diamond on a Greek island throughout the filming of Fedora. When she follows Wilder to Germany to proceed the shoot, she finds herself becoming a member of him on a journey of reminiscence into the center of his household historical past.
Waltz mentioned: “Christoph Waltz mentioned: “Billy Wilder mentioned “You need to have a dream so you possibly can rise up within the morning“. A Stephen Frears film from a Christopher Hampton script produced by Jeremy Thomas ought to do the trick for me.”
Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Image Firm is producing, with Reinhard Brundig and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos producing alongside Thomas. They beforehand partnered with Thomas on Jim Jarmusch’s Solely Lovers Left Alive, whereas Thomas’ final movie, Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, gained the Jury Prize at this 12 months’s Cannes Movie Competition.