Billy Zane will slip into a World War II Army uniform for his role in the $20 million thriller “The Hessen Affair” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on actual events, “Hessen” is set in 1945 and revolves around victorious American officers who uncover a stash of German jewels that they smuggle to New York to fence. Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen and Noah Segan also star.
Nicholas Meyer (“The Human Stain”) and Ronald Roose (“Collateral Damage”) penned the script and Belgian producer-turned-director Paul Breuls will direct. Shooting is scheduled to begin November 12th in Canada and wrapping in Belgium next February.