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Berlin: 'Harry Potter' Actor to Star in 'Maestro'

The music pic, based on the book of the same name by Peter Goldsworthy, is slated to shoot in spring.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince star Frank Dillane will star in Maestro, a film about a young aspiring pianist who moves to Australia and is taught by an eccentric teacher.

The film will be directed by Catherine Jarvis whose screenplay is based on the acclaimed book of the same name by Peter Goldsworthy

The drama is looking towards a spring 2014 shoot in northern Australia and Vienna, Austria. It's produced by Daniel Harvey and Bow Street Films partners Joe Jenckes and David Dickson

The story follows a talented pianist named Paul (Dilane), who moves to an exotic outpost of 1960's Northern Australia where he is forced to learn from the only piano teacher his father can find -- the enigmatic Herr Keller. Keller, a Viennese refugee with a mysterious past, is known to the locals as "Maestro." Casting is underway for the role of Herr Keller.

Music producer Craig Leon's original music for the film will be featured along with recordings from Chinese pianist whose work was featured at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony. 

Dillane, known for playing Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter film, will next be seen in Ron Howard's Heart of the Sea. He was recently cast in Gerardo Naranjo's untitled new drama alongside Dakota Fanning. He's repped by WME and Braidman Associates.