Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Terry Gilliam has set David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton, Moonrise Kingdom‘s Lucas Hedges and French actress Melanie Thierry (The Princess Of Montpensier) to join Christoph Waltz in The Zero Theorem.

Deadline told you in August that Gilliam was moving forward with the film, and that he’d cast Inglourious Basterds‘ Waltz to play an eccentric computer genius plagued with existential angst who aims to discover the purpose of life. The film begins production October 22 in Romania. Thewlis is repped by CAA and UK-based Ken McReddie Associates, Swinton by WME and Hamilton Hodell, Hedges by Abrams Artists and Anonymous Content, and Thierry by Hamilton Hodell and UBBA. Dean Zanuck is producing and Voltage Pictures is handling worldwide sales.