Christoph Waltz makes his feature directorial debut in the acidic crime drama “Georgetown”. The film actually had its world premiere way back in 2019 at the Tribeca Film Festival and is just now set for its release here in the States. It’s based on Franklin Foer’s 2012 New York Times Magazine story “The Worst Marriage in Georgetown”. Waltz not only directs but also stars alongside Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Benning, and Corey Hawkins.
Waltz plays Ulrich Mott, a man starving for social status who marries a wealthy 90-year-old socialite (Redgrave). When she suddenly winds up dead, attention turns to Mott. Soon a web of previously unnoticed lies and deception reveal that Mott may not be the man he claims to be. This looks like a nasty and toxic crime drama which (if handled well) could be utterly fascinating. It could also go the other way fast. I’ll remain optimistic. I really like the cast and I love the potential bite that this movie could pack.
“Georgetown” is set to release May 14th in select theaters and May 18th on VOD. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.