Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), John Turturro (The Big Lebowski), and Jon Hamm (Mad Men) have signed on for the leading roles in Stephen Frears’ upcoming Wilder & Me movie.
The projects centers around a young musician who gets a chance to work on the set of legendary filmmaker Bill Wilder’s movie Fedora. Production is expected to begin in early 2025 in Greece.
Wilder & Me will be directed by Oscar nominee Stephen Frear from a screenplay written by Oscar winner Christopher Hampton, based on Jonathan Coe’s novel of the same name. Waltz will be portraying Bill Wilder, who’s best known for directing a number of classics like Sunset Boulevard, Love in the Afternoon, Some Like It Hot and The Apartment.
Meanwhile, Hawke is co-leading as Calista. As for Turturro and Hamm, they will be playing the respective roles of Wilder’s screenwriting partner I.A.L. Diamond and actor William Holden. It is produced by Jeremy Thomas for Record Picture Company.