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Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis join Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

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Tilda Swinton and David Thewlis have joined the cast of Terry Gilliam's upcoming sci-fi The Zero Theorem.

The film will be the 71-year-old director's first film since 2009's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

David Thewlis

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Tilda Swinton
The Time 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall - Inside Arrivals
New York City

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The Playlist reports that Thewlis and Swinton are now on board, and will join Christoph Waltz, who plays a computer genius.

Very little information has been released on the film so far, but the casting news was accompanied by the first brief synopsis of the film, which reads: "An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence - or the lack thereof - once and for all."

Gilliam himself said that unlike some of his other productions, which have famously required a number of extravagant sets, the film will take place largely in one location.

"The main character is literally living in this burnt-out chapel which one could take as a metaphor for old beliefs and old systems," he said. "He's a computer genius but he's just sitting there waiting for a phone call, which he's hoping will give meaning to his life.

"It really is about relationships, and discovering what's really important in life... two-thirds of it - if not more - take place in a ruined chapel."

The director also revealed a sneak preview of the chapel set on his Facebook page.

Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem set

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