Billy Zane to Play Marlon Brando in Waltzing With Brando
Marlon Brando is undoubtedly one of many best actors of all time, whereas Billy Zane is, um, not. However, the Titanic villain has signed on to play The Godfather star within the indie film Waltzing With Brando, which Zane may also produce.
Invoice Fishman is writing and directing the movie, which relies on a memoir by Bernard Decide, a Los Angeles-based architect whom Brando employed to construct the world’s first ecologically excellent retreat on a tiny and uninhabitable Tahitian island. The story will largely happen between 1969 and 1974, when Brando and Decide frolicked on the distant island whereas the actor was making ready to star in The Godfather and Final Tango in Paris.
Zane beforehand labored with Fishman on the 1993 western Posse, so he already has a rapport with the director, who plans to begin taking pictures later this yr. Whilst you may suppose an A-list actor could be greatest suited to play Brando (Tom Hardy has been rumored for a special Brando undertaking prior to now), I can see how Zane truly appears to be like the half.
To be trustworthy, Zane will get a foul rap nowadays, largely as a result of he’s been shut out of mainstream Hollywood productions ever since Titanic. That doesn’t actually make any sense to me contemplating he performed the villain in one of many highest-grossing movies of all time, however outdoors of his cameo appearances within the Zoolander films, I’ve solely seen one movie that includes Billy Zane since Titanic, and that was the little-seen Ryan Gosling film The Believer. Critically, this man’s credit learn like hieroglyphics to me, and but, I actually, actually loved his villainous turns in each Lifeless Calm and Demon Knight. He additionally appeared in Tombstone, the cult traditional horror movie Critters, and the primary two Again to the Future films, Apparently, Zane took residence a Finest Actor award on the Golden Film Awards final week for his position within the romantic drama Lucid. I haven’t heard of that movie, or that awards present, however it’s completely potential that Zane is doing strong work beneath the radar.
Zane will quickly be seen in a street-racing collection known as Curfew that co-stars Sean Bean and Miranda Richardson. He’s represented by Worldwide Artists Administration and Underground.