Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz is set to make his directorial debut with ‘The Worst Marriage in Georgetown,’ a crime drama in which he will also star.

The film, according to Variety, is based on a New York Times Magazine article by Franklin Foer about Albrect Muth, “an eccentric social climber who seduced and married a wealthy older widow, Viola Drath. Muth and Drath entered the top political circles as they threw lavish events, with Muth lying extensively about his background — which came to light after Drath was found murdered in 2011 at their home in Georgetown.”

Waltz is aiming to have cameras rolling in October, with Erica Steinberg (‘Inglorious Basterds’) and Nicolas Chartier producing. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and playwright David Auburn (‘Proof’) is providing the script.