First Look: Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave Enjoy Happier Times in 'Georgetown' (Exclusive Image)

By Alex Ritman | THR

Cornerstone Films is screening footage of the crime drama — Waltz's directorial debut — in Santa Monica.

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Vanessa Redgrave and Christoph Waltz enjoy some pre-murderous cheer in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first- look image for crime drama Georgetown, Waltz’s directorial debut.

Based on the screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Auburn, Georgetown is inspired by the true story of Albrecht Muth, who was convicted in 2011 for murdering his much older socialite wife in Washington, D.C. Based on one of the city's most sensational scandals of recent times, the film will tell the story of an unconventional love affair, an outsider striving for acceptance and the desperate struggle for significance on every level.

The film also stars Annette Bening as Redgrave's disapproving daughter. 

Cornerstone Films is handling international sales and distribution and ICM is overseeing the U.S. sale. Cornerstone will be screening footage to buyers at this year's AFM.