Pop Goes The News — Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz will make his directorial debut in Toronto early next year.
The 59-year-old Austrian star of Spectre and 2009’s Inglourious Basterds will also star in The Worst Marriage in Georgetown.
The drama is scheduled to be shot in Toronto from March 7 until April 22.
No additional casting information has been made public.
The movie, written by David Auburn (Proof), is based on a 2012 New York Times Magazine article by Franklin Foer about Albrecht Muth, a young man who seduced and married older wealthy widow Viola Drath.
Auth spent his entire life with Drath lying about his background but the truth came out shortly after she was found dead in their Georgetown home in 2011.
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Last year, Muth was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Waltz won Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for Inglourious Basterds and 2012’s Django Unchained and earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in last year’s Big Eyes.
He appears next in The Legend of Tarzan.
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The Worst Marriage in Georgetown is the second film in the new year to use Toronto as Washington. Jessica Chastain will be in the city to shoot Miss Sloane.
Also shooting in Toronto early in 2016 is Backstabbing For Beginners starring Josh Hutcherson and Ben Kingsley, and Downsizing starring Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon.
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