John Malkovich has signed to star as Roman philosopher Seneca in Robert Schwentke’s English-language feature project Seneca – On The Creation Of Earthquakes. The film will explore Seneca’s relationship with the infamous Emperor Nero who he mentored since childhood.
Malkovich previously starred in Schwentke’s action comedy Red in 2010.
Seneca – On The Creation Of Earthquakes is being produced by Berlin-based producer Frieder Schlaich of Filmgalerie 451. The film has already secured backing from the cultural production funding programme of State Minister for Culture and Media, and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and broadcaster Zdf/Arte.