Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Ben Daniels (Locke) have joined Lily James, Jai Courtney and Christopher Plummer in the David Leveaux directed The Kaiser’s Last Kiss from Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Films. Written by Simon Burke and based on the novel by Alan Judd, the project is also an Ostar Enterprises production. Silver Reel is financing the film.
Bill Haber, Phil Geier, Claudia Bluemhuber, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel executive producing. Lotus Entertainment is handling international sales. The finance deal was negotiated by Ian Hutchinson from Silver Reel, who is represented by David Quli and Neil Gillard from Wiggin LLP.
Principal Photography has already begun and is being shot entirely on location in Belgium.
The Kaiser’s Last Kiss, produced by Judy Tossell and Lou Pitt, concerns the 1940 invasion of Holland that brings the Nazis face to face with their former monarch, Kaiser Wilhelm (Plummer), who was exiled to the Netherlands in 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill in inserting an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman with consequences that neither they nor the Kaiser himself could have foreseen. As the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent to block the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor to England, the threads of history conspire with the recklessness of the heart to dumbfound them.
McTeer is represented by Curtis Brown Group and MGMT Entertainment. Marsan is repped by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and UTA. Daniels is repped by Hamilton Hodell and Gersh.