With his distinct accent and demeanor, Christoph Waltz hasn't done too bad for himself. Currently a two-time Oscar winner for his supporting roles in Tarantino's films Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, he's spent the time since then appearing in a range of interesting projects. From Terry Gilliam's dystopian sci-fi tale The Zero Theorem to appearing as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in 2015's Spectre (and the upcoming sequel No Time to Die), he's never been one for the ordinary. He proves this as definitive with his directorial debut Georgetown that assembles a prestigious cast that includes Vanessa Redgrave and Anette Benning with a screenplay composed by Tony-winning playwright David Auburn (Proof, The Lake House). The synopsis is as follows:
Ulrich Mott (Played by Waltz) is an eccentric and smooth-talking social climber who seems to have everyone in Washington, D.C., wrapped around his finger. But when his wealthy, well-connected, and much older wife (Played by Redgrave) turns up dead in their home, her daughter Amanda (Played by Bening) suspects Ulrich may not be all that he seems as the police investigation begins to uncover a larger deception that goes far deeper than anyone ever imagined.
Today, the official trailer has been released. Check it out below:
Georgetown co-stars Corey Hawkins and Laura de Carteret. It will be released in select theaters on May 14 (via Paramount) before being released on VOD and available for purchase beginning on May 18.