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Christoph Waltz joins Justin Chadwick's Tulip Fever

Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR-winning actor Christoph Waltz has joined Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever.

The 17th Century Dutch drama takes its name from the time of the Dutch commodities market for tulips when single bulbs would sell for as much as 10 times the average annual salary at the time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will follow a love affair between a man and a woman at a time when Dutch painters were creating future masterpieces.

Dane DeHaan and Alicia Vikander have already been cast in the lead roles for the project, which is based on Deborah Moggach’s novel. Waltz’s role is, as yet, unknown.

But the film is also referred to as a passion project from its British producer, Alison Owen, who has been trying to get it started for a long time – as far back as 2004, in fact, when Jude Law was once attached.

Chadwick comes to it having successfully brought another long-gestating project, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom to the screen to widespread acclaim.

Waltz will be seen as a major casting coup for the project. The actor won the first of two supporting actor Oscars for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds in 2009 and then 2012’s Django Unchained from the same filmmaker.

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