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Christoph Waltz to Play Mikhail Gorbachev

Submitted by on October 15, 2012 – 1:00 pm Comments

Christoph Waltz shall be seen in a movie called Reykjavik, with Michael Douglas. Waltz is slated to play the role of Mikhail Gorbachev the erstwhile president of the USSR, who along with Ronal Reagan was instrumental in bringing the Cold War between the US and USSR, to an end.  Douglas shall be essaying the role of Ronald Reagan in the movie.

The film centers on a week in 1986 when Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev went to a spa in Iceland to settle on a peace accord. The movie would basically focus on the things that transpired during their meeting. Headline Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Participant Media and Mark Sennet Productions are producing the film, with a March 2013 start set in Iceland and at Germany’s Studio Babelsberg. ‘Becoming Jane’s’ Kevin Hood has written the screenplay. Jere Sullivan, vice chairman of International Public Affairs for communications firm Edelman, and foreign policy expert Ken Adelman, who was a part Reagan’s team at the Reykjavik Summit, are also on board as exec producers.

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With experts who were a part of the summit, coming onboard, the movie promises to be as authentic as possible. It would have been interesting, if someone from Gorbachev’s team was also brought in for consultation. Douglas on his part was last seen onscreen, in the action thriller ‘Haywire’ in 2011. He then took some time off to get treated for the throat cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010. In 2013 he shall be seen in the movie ‘Behind the Candelabra’ which is about the life and times of the celebrated pianist Liberace. Douglas is set to play the title role in the film. Giving him company in the film would be Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd and Debbie Reynolds, besides others.

Waltz on the other hand, shall be seen this year in the highly anticipated film ‘Django Unchained’. He shall then render his voice to an animated character in the animated comedy ‘Epic, which is about a teenager, who finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group of characters in order to save their world and ours.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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