Best known for staring in Titanic, the 52 year-old actor has taken the lead role and that of producer in the upcoming ‘Waltzing With Brando’ movie from Bill Fishman who is writing and directing the film. It will be based on a memoir by Bernard Judge, a Los Angeles-based architect whom Brando hired to build the world’s first ecologically perfect retreat on a tiny and uninhabitable Tahitian island.
The story will largely take place between 1969 and 1974, when Brando and Judge spent time on the remote island while the actor was preparing to star in The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris.
Zane previously worked with Fishman on the 1993 western Posse, so he already has a rapport with the director, who plans to start shooting later this year. While you might think an A-list actor would be best suited to play Brando (Tom Hardy has been rumoured for a different Brando project in the past).
There’s no word on who will play Judge though shooting is expected to start later this year. Zane, though we will see very soon in a street-racing series called Curfew that co-stars Sean Bean and Miranda Richardson.
One of his other releases later this year is Cliffs of Freedom which Inspired by historical events is a timeless and romantic story of bravery and faith between a Greek peasant girl and a Turkish Ottoman Colonel during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence.