Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz has been cast alongside Michael Douglas in Harry Potter director Mike Newell's next film Reykjavik. Waltz will play former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the story, and Douglas wil be playing Ronald Reagan.
The film tells the true story about the meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986, which helped bring about the end of the Cold War. It's set against the backdrop of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
The Reykjavík Summit meeting was held in the famous house of Höfði in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland in 1986. The talks collapsed at the last minute, but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Both these actors were perfectly cast in the film, and I have no doubt we are going to see a couple of amazing performances! The next film we'll see Waltz in is Quentin Tarantiono's Django Unchained. What are your thoughts on Waltz taking on the part of Gorbachev?