PRAGUE: After 14 years in preparation, Filip Renč’s highly anticipated Lída Baarová about the famous Czech actress and her relationship with Joseph Goebbels, will start shooting in March 2015. Slovak actress Tatiana Pauhofová (Burning Bush, HBO Europe, Nutprodukce) will play the main character.
Austrian actor Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters, The Grand Budapest Hotel) will play Joseph Goebbels and the German actor Gedeon Burkhard (Inglourious Basterds) plays Lída Baarová’s partner, actor Gustav Fröhlich. Ivan Hubač wrote the script.
The film is produced by the Czech agency NoGup, which also produced the hit Babovresky 2. The estimated budget is 2,8m EUR/ 80 m CZK. The State Cinematography Fund is supporting with approximately a half million EUR/15m CZK.
According to the Czech press agency CTK quoting the producer, distributors from the UK and the USA have shown their interest, including Monty Pythons’ producer Kent Walwin and Graham King’s U.S. Initial Entertainment Group.
German TV channels are also interested in buying, so the director is considering making both German and Czech versions of the film. The release is planned for 2016.
Credits:Director: Filip RenčScript: Ivan HubačCast: Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard