Georgetown is a 2019 crime film directed by Christoph Waltz in his feature directorial debut, and written by David Auburn, based on The New York Times Magazine article “The Worst Marriage in Georgetown” by Franklin Foer. Waltz stars alongside Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening and Corey Hawkins.
It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2019. It was released in a limited release on May 14, 2021, prior to video on demand on May 18, 2021, by Vertical Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.
An ambitious social climber becomes the main suspect in his wealthy (and much older) wife’s death. Based on the true story of the murder of Viola Herms Drath.
Christoph Waltz as Ulrich Mott
Vanessa Redgrave as Elsa Brecht
Annette Bening as Amanda Brecht
Corey Hawkins as Daniel Volker
Saad Suddiqui as Zahari
It was announced in May 2015 that Christoph Waltz would make his feature directorial debut with The Worst Marriage in Georgetown, in which he’d also star as the main character Ulrich Mott.
In May 2017, Vanessa Redgrave was cast in the film as the wealthy socialite Mott marries in order to up his social status. Annette Bening joined the film, now titled Georgetown, in September, with filming commencing in Toronto between August 3 and September 16, 2017.
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