Waltz has a script in progress by David Auburn (Proof) that adapts a New York Times Magazine article written by Franklin Foer. It explores the story of Albrecht Muth, a strange, cunning social climber who married an older widow called Viola Drath. Though seemingly a happy couple that threw big parties at their lavish home, there was a dark side, one that came out when Drath was found murdered and the revelations about Muth's lies were pushed into the light of day.
The actor will also star as Muth and has locked in funding from Voltage Pictures, which will sell the rights to the film at this months Cannes Film Market. Waltz aims to have the cameras rolling this October.
As for his acting career, Waltz will next be seen in Sam Mendes' (Skyfall) latest Bond outing SPECTRE due here on 23 October. He will also show up in David Yates' (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) Tarzan, swinging in at some point in 2016.