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Christoph Waltz To Star In Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem

Since making his way to Hollywood Christoph Waltz has gotten the chance to work with some terrific directors, such as Quentin Tarantino, Michel Gondry, and Roman Polanski, and now he's found yet another great one to work with. The Austrian Academy Award winner has taken a role in Zero Theorem, the new film from director Terry Gilliam. The film will be the next project that Waltz works on and his first since wrapping production on Tarantino's Django Unchained.

Deadline says that the project is based on a script by Pat Rushin and is set in an "Orwellian corporate world where “mancams” serve as the eyes of a shadowy figure known only as Management." Waltz will play a computer genius named Leth who spends his days working to find the purpose of existence. Gilliam, who hasn't made a film since 2009's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, has already begun pre-production on the film in Romania. Production will start this October and will be taking place at Europe's Mediapro Studios.

In Django Unchained Waltz plays a dentist/bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz who teams up with an escaped slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) so that he can find the notorious trio known as the Brittle brothers (who only Django can identify). Schultz trains Django to become a bounty hunter himself and in return for his services promises that they will go to the plantation of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) and rescue Django's wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, RZA, Don Johnson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, James Remar, Michael Bowen, Tom Savini, Jonah Hill and about ten thousand other recognizable faces. Look for it in theaters Christmas Day and head over to our Blend Film Database to read more about it.

Eric Eisenberg

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