James and Plummer to star in The Kaiser’s Last Kiss
Lily James and Christopher Plummer are set to star in the WWII spy thriller, The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.
The story is set in the early years of World War II, in the aftermath of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940, where former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in exile since 1917. In an effort to thwart the Nazis, the Dutch resistance work covertly with Winston Churchill to insert an agent into the Kaiser’s household. A lethally dangerous love affair ignites between a German officer and a young Jewish Dutch woman (James) with devastating consequences as the Nazis race to identify and eliminate the agent behind the potentially disastrous defection of their former Emperor to England.
Five-time Tony-nominated theater director David Leveaux will direct.
Filming is set to start in the fall in locations around Europe.