Billy Zane to Play Marlon Brando in Drama Film

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The actor will also produce 'Waltzing With Brando,' from writer-director Bill Fishman.

Billy Zane has taken the lead role of Marlon Brando in Waltzing With Brando, by writer and director Bill Fishman, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The film, which Zane will also produce, is based on a 2011 memoir by Los Angeles-based architect Bernard Judge, Waltzing With Brando: Planning a Paradise in Tahiti. During the early 1970s, Judge found himself living on an unpopulated atoll in the South Pacific with his client, a Godfather-era Brando, as they built an environmentally sustainable private retreat.

There's no word on who will play Judge. Zane, whose recent films include Adventure Club and Sniper: Ultimate Kill, will also appear in Ghosts of War, which he will executive produce, and Cliffs of Freedom, directed by Van Ling.

He is repped by Underground and EPEC Media Group.