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Billy Zane transforms into Marlon Brando in first look at ‘Waltzing with Brando’ biopic

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images from the set — where he looks identical to Brando — on his Instagram Thursday. “#waltzingwithbrandothemovie #cannes the true story of Marlon as the “Godfather” of the environmental movement, spearheading sustainable, zero carbon architecture and design upon his private Island of Tetiaroa back in 1970!” he wrote in his caption.The film, directed by Bill Fishman and based on Bernard Judge’s memoir called “Waltzing with Brando: Planning a Paradise in Tahiti,” is up for sale at Cannes Film Festival.

Zane made a surprise appearance at the festival’s red carpet premiere of “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” on Wednesday. He wore a black and white tuxedo and bowtie as he posed in front of photographers. “Waltzing with Brando” is set in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Academy Award-winning actor purchased the private island atoll Tetiaroa in the South Pacific, where he filmed 1962’s “Mutiny On The Bounty.” Brando fell in love with Tetiaroa and recruited Judge, an architect, to build a village, home and eco-hotel on the island.Tia Carrere, Jon Heder, Richard Dreyfuss, Alaina Huffman, Rob Corddry and Camille Razat round out the cast.In an interview with Deadline, Zane, who is also a producer on the film, said the Brando project is “a love letter to Tahiti, and him and his passion.”Zane also recognized how Brando was ahead of his time when it came to activism.“Back then no one would touch causes.

He championed civil rights, he marched with Dr. Martin Luther King,” the “Dead Calm” actor said. “He walked the walk for civil rights; he did it for Indigenous rights.

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