Billy Zane Will Play Legendary Actor Marlon Brando in The Film WALTZING WITH BRANDO
Billy Zane is set to take on the role of legendary actor Marlon Brando in a new film project called Waltzing With Brando. Zane will also produce the film, which is based on the memoir by the actor’s architect, Bernard Judge.
If you’re not familiar with the memoir, it tells the story of how “Brando plucked Judge, an obscure but idealistic Los Angeles architect from his stable existence and convinced him that he should build the world’s first ecologically perfect retreat on a tiny and uninhabitable Tahitian island.”
The story for the film will be set between 1969 and 1974, “a period during which Brando was preparing to star in The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris. The action will show Brando’s interaction with Judge as they spend time together on the island and work up plans for a paradise getaway far from the public glare at a time when the actor was one of the most famous people on the planet.”
This actually sounds like an interesting story and it will be written and directed by Bill Fishman, who previously worked with Zane on the 1993 Western Posse.
I’ve actually enjoyed a lot of Billy Zane’s work and it’s not hard to imagine him in the role of Brando. I think this is a great project for him to take on.