Billy Zane will both produce and star in the lead role of Marlon Brando in the new biopic “Waltzing With Brando”.
The iconic actor’s architect Bernard Judge penned the memoir which tells the story of how Brando plucked Judge, an obscure but idealistic Los Angeles architect from his stable existence and convinced him that he should build the world’s first ecologically perfect retreat on a tiny and uninhabitable Tahitian island.
The film will be set primarily between 1969 and 1974 and will show Brando’s interaction with Judge as they spend time together on the island and work up plans for a paradise getaway far from the public glare.
Bill Fishman, who worked with Zane on 1993’s “Posse,” will write and direct the movie. Additional casting is underway and filming begins later this year.