Hurt & Bruhl Join Countess

William Hurt and German actor Daniel Bruhl have joined Julie Delpy’s upcoming drama “The Countess” reports MTV News.

The film tells of Elizabeth Bathory, the famed Hungarian blood Countess of the 16th century. Of Hurt’s character, Delpy says “he is playing the most Machiavellian [character]. He’s not a murderer. He’s a very powerful man. There’s a lot of political intrigue.”

Radha Mitchell and Vincent Gallo also star in the “romantic drama with a hint of a thriller” which begins shooting at the end of October.