Christoph Waltz Goes “Up and Away”

Oscar winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”) is taking an unexpected route with his next project – directing a German romantic comedy for Fox International says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Auf Und Davon” (Up and Away) follows the ruthless female host of a dating show who must confront her cynical and callous feelings about romance when the show’s story line conflicts with her attraction to a contestant.

Waltz will helm from his own script which is based on Meike Winnemuth and Peter Praschl’s novel of the same name. Though it’s his first feature, he has directed for television before. Waltz may also play a small supporting role in the film.