Jai Courtney (“Terminator Genisys,” “Divergent”) will star opposite Lily James and Christopher Plummer in the early WW2-set spy thriller “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss” for Egoli Tossell Film.
David Leveaux will make his feature debut on the film, an adaptation of the Alan Judd novel which is set in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. Living there is exiled former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm and the Dutch resistance works covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household.
In this environment a love affair ignites between a German officer (Courtney) and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with devastating consequences as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent behind the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor.
Simon Burke penned the script while Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt are producing. Filming begins this Summer.