Billy Zane is uncanny as Marlon Brando in first have a look at Waltzing with Brando | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Billy Zane performs Marlon Brando within the upcoming biopic film Waltzing with Brando and it’s secure to say that the Titanic star appears to be like uncannily just like the late Oscar-winner.

Set throughout the late Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies, the movie focuses on when the Hollywood star bought the personal atoll Teriaroa.

The island is simply north of Tahiti the place he had shot Munity on the Bounty as a substitute of starring in Lawrence of Arabia. And throughout the shoot, he fell in love with the South Pacific area.

During this era, Brando recruited Los Angeles architect Bernard Judge (Jon Heder within the film) “to build the world’s first ecologically perfect retreat on a small, uninhabitable island.”

Directed by Bill Fishman, Waltzing with Brando recreates moments from two of the actor’s most well-known motion pictures, The Godfather and Last Tango In Paris.

Speaking with Deadline, Zane stated: “When they called him about the gangster movie, he did it to fund what they were trying to create on Tetiaroa.”

Shot totally on the atoll, the upcoming movie is predicated on Judge’s memoir Waltzing with Brando: Planning a Paradise in Tahiti.

The actor stated of Brando’s activism being forward of its time: “Back then no one would touch causes. He championed civil rights, he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King. He walked the walk for civil rights; he did it for Indigenous rights. What no one knows about is what he did for the environment as an activist and the foresight he had on what in fact would [become] a climate crisis.”

Zane added that the film is “A love letter to Tahiti and him and his passion.” The actor is presently on the Cannes Film Festival the place he and the director are finishing the ultimate mixture of the film earlier than it goes up on the market.

The pair, who’re additionally producers on Waltzing with Brando alongside Dean Bloxom, have pledged 5 per cent of income to go to those that stay on Tetiaroa.