[Movies] Frank Dillane to Star in Maestro Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.08.2014
Based on the Peter Goldworthy book...
Bow Street Films announced via an official press release that actor Frank Dillane (Heart of the Sea, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) will reportedly star in the new film Maestro from director Catherine Jarvis.
The film is based on the book of the same name by Peter Goldsworthy. The project is set to start filming in spring 2014 in Northern Australia and Vienna, Austria. Daniel Harvey and Bow Street Films partners Joe Jenckes and David Dickson are producing the film.
Below is an official synopsis for the project:
Set in the melting heat of tropical Australia and the rich concert halls of wintry Vienna, Maestro is a story of extremes. When Paul, a talented pianist (Frank Dillane), moves to an exotic outpost of 1960's Northern Australia, he is forced to learn from the only piano teacher his father can find - the eccentric, enigmatic Herr Keller, a Viennese refugee with a shadowed past, known to the locals as 'Maestro.' The piano becomes a battle ground with volleys of Wagner and Hendrix alike thrown between the pair as Paul tries to make sense of his own identity and ambition to become a concert pianist while coming closer to the truth about the Maestro's past.
Bow Street Films' Joe Jenckes and David Dickson said on the project: "We were immediately inspired by the universal themes brought to life in Catherine's screenplay, particularly how she frames the story within this very powerful music. Frank's amazing talent and screen presence coupled with Lang Lang's unparalleled skill as a pianist will appeal to audiences worldwide."
Casting is now also underway for the role of Herr Keller/Maestro.