Christoph Waltz Will Direct Christoph Waltz in ‘The Worst Marriage in Georgetown’
Christoph Waltz has established himself as the go-to actor for smarmy villainy, from his breakout turn in Inglourious Basterds to his recent role as real-life jerk husband Walter Keane in Big Eyes. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Waltz will play yet another not-so-great guy in his directorial debut, The Worst Marriage in Georgetown.
According to THR, Waltz will direct himself in the leading role, in the film based on the New York Times article. Waltz will play Albrect Muth (which is basically the name of a Bond villain — come on), an “eccentric social climber” who marries a wealthy, older widow named Viola Drath. The couple were known for their extravagant parties, which were attended by VIPs (Very Important Politicians).
But there was a darker side to Muth, a fraudulent man who invented a fictional background for himself in order to establish a foothold in the Washington, D.C. socio-political scene. When Drath was murdered, the truth about Muth (actually, can they rename this movie The Truth About Muth?) was revealed.
David Auburn (Proof, The Lake House) wrote the adaptation, which Waltz is producing. The film begins shooting this fall, presumably for a 2016 release date. The actor can be seen next playing yet another villain in the latest James Bond installment, Spectre, which hits theaters on November 6.