Hollywood star John Malkovich has signed up to star as Austrian painter GUSTAV KLIMT in a new movie about the artist's life.

Malkovich will appear alongside Laetitia Casta and German stars VERONICA FERRES and Otto Sander in the film, which will be directed by Chilean movie-maker RAOUL RUIZ.

Klimt, who was born in 1862, was a member of the art nouveau movement and found notoriety for his erotic paintings of beautiful women.

08/07/2004 20:58