Christoph Waltz to play a genius in Gilliam’s next film
by Bénédicte Prot
20/08/2012 - Viennese actor Christoph Waltz, who has become Austria’s most international actor since winning awards in Cannes and at the Oscars for his role as a despicable Nazi in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds [trailer], is now to star in British director Terry Gilliam’s next film, The Zero Theorem.
After Roman Polanski’s Carnage [trailer] and Tarantino’s new feature Django Unchained (currently in post-production), Waltz is now to work with another cult filmmaker on a science-fiction thriller set to seduce the many admirers of the latter's Brazil. The Zero Theorem is set in an Orwellian world in which people are constantly under camera surveillance. Waltz, who is also co-producing the film, is to play Qohen Leth, a genius isolated in an old chapel working on a theory to explain the meaning (or lack of meaning) of existence.
The Zero Theorem is currently in pre-production in Romania. Filming is set to start on October 22 at the Mediapro Studios.
(Translated from French)