William Hurt Joins Delpy’s Countess

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MTV reports that William Hurt will star in Julie Delpy’s upcoming drama, The Countess.

“William Hurt is now on board. And so is Daniel Bruhl (who appears in her current film), a fantastic German actor,” she said.

In the film, about the famed “blood Countess” Elizabeth Bathory of the 16th century, Hurt “is playing the most Machiavellian [character]. He’s not a murderer. He’s a very powerful man. There’s a lot of political intrigue.”

Radha Mitchell and Vincent Gallo co-star in the film, set to start shooting at the end of October.