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Christoph Waltz Attached to 17th Century Movie 'Tulip Fever'

February 8, 2014 (3:55 pm) GMT
The project has come a long way to make it into production, first nabbing Jude Law before a new tax rule shut down the production.

While there are many speculations on what movie will appear in next, a confirmation came from Berlin Film Festival. The two-time Oscar winner is attached to British movie "" which is a passion project from producer Alison Owen.

Waltz will star opposite and in the 17th century movie directed by Justin Chadwick. The actor himself confirmed to THR of his involvement in the project but wouldn't reveal his role. He called the script for the movie "brilliant" and can't wait to start filming. Pre-production will begin in April this year.

The story is based on Deborah Moggach's novel of the same name about a love affair between a man and a woman at a time paintings were highest form of art in Dutch. At the same time frame, Tulip was Dutch's most profitable commodities.

was previously set to star in the film in 2004 but production was shut down when British government changed its tax-break program. A large part of the movie's $20 million budget was suddenly none.

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