Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz has landed the role of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Mike Newell’s ‘Reykjavik,’ says Variety.
The ‘Inglourious Basterds’ star will be joining Michael Douglas who is attached to play former president Ronald Reagan in the film which tells the story of the famous meeting in Iceland’s capital between the two premiers that signalled the end of the Cold War.
“I feel very fortunate to have two such masters to portray the men who brought about the end of the third great war of the 20th century,” Newell said.
The Kevin Hood-penned indie drama will be co-produced by Scott Free Productions, Headline Pictures, Mark Sennet Productions and Participant Media.
Scott Free president Ridley Scott said, “The film will offer the viewer a unique look into two larger-than-life figures who served as the catalysts for one of the most defining moments in our history, the end of the Cold War.”