- 1 Christoph Waltz Starring In Terry Gilliam’s ‘Zero Theorem;’ Voltage Selling Christoph Waltz has been set to star in The Zero Theorem, the next film to be directed by Terry Gilliam. Waltz will play Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst who works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence—or the lack thereof—once and for all.
- 2 Terry Gilliam's Latest Existential Head Trip Will Star Christoph Waltz Since it looks like Terry Gilliam's long-awaited, long-troubled Don Quixote project is back in development hell, the filmmaker has already lined up something else while that festers yet again. Deadline reports that Terry Gilliam (his last film was Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) is set to direct a project titled The Zero Theorem, about an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst who works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence once and for all. Pre-production is already underway in Romania with shooting starting in October, meaning this had no trouble coming together. Now it looks like he's cast Christoph Waltz to star in the lead role as Qohen Leth (what an awesome name).
- 3 Terry Gilliam is Making ‘The Zero Theorem’ With Christoph Waltz It’s honestly quite shocking when a long-gestating Terry Gilliam project actually happens, given the long list of ambitious ventures the Monty Python alum may never get to tackle (including, Good Omens and Man Who Killed Don Quixote). Hence, it’s fair to file the announcement about Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem moving forward under “surprising news of the day.