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Louis to star in ‘Monstrous Beauty’

According to Deadline, Louis is set to star in ‘Monstrous Beauty’ alongside Bella Ramsey as Vale, an actor in the court of king Charles II.

Dark star Louis Hofmann, one of Germany’s most in-demand young actors, is joining Bella Ramsey (The Last Of Us), Dominic West (The Crown), Ruth Negga (Loving), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter) in period drama Monstrous Beauty, which HanWay is selling at the Cannes market ahead of a planned September shoot.

Ramsey, who shot to fame as the precocious Lady of Bear Island in GOT and is coming off HBO’s blockbuster hit The Last Of Us, is heading back to court but this time as an aspiring playwright in the court of King Charles II who suffers from a rare condition that means she is entirely covered in hair.


Hofmann will play Vale in Monstrous Beauty, an “average actor and extremely skilled lover by trade — but it’s his undeniable beauty that attracts Barbara’s (Ramsey) attention and he quickly becomes an object of infatuation and her muse”.

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‘Der Passfäscher’ Berlinale promos

The first trailer for ‘Der Passfälscher’ (‘The Forger’) has been released and you can see that here or below. Louis was also photographed for TipBerlin, a magazine that talks about Berlinale films and artists. You can see the cover alsong with some photoshoot images in the gallery.

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New projects + new headshot

According to Louis’ official United Agents page, he is set to appear in several new projects. Besides the upcoming ‘Seneca – On the Creation of Earthquakes’ and ‘The Forger’ (set to premiere at the Berlinale in a couple of weeks) that we already knew about, he is also set to appear in several English language TV mini-series. First up ‘Masters of the Air’, a story about WW II bomber fighters. And also ‘Life After Life’, a fantasy story about a woman who reborns after dying. Thirdly in ‘Ripley’, a story about a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, who is hired by a wealthy man to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. You can read more about those projects at the provided links.

A new headshot has also been released and you can see that in the gallery.

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‘Der Passfälscher (The Forger)’ to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival

According to Deadline, Louis’ new film ‘Der Passfälscher (The Forger)’ is set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. The festival takes place from February 10-22, 2022. A poster and some new stills have also been added to the gallery.

Berlinale Special Gala

Der Passfälscher (The Forger)
by Maggie Peren
with Louis Hofmann, Jonathan Berlin, Luna Wedler
World premiere

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New project – ‘Seneca – On The Creation Of Earthquakes’

According to ScreenDaily, Louis has joined the cast of ‘Seneca – On The Creation Of Earthquakes’. Read more at the link or below.

UK actors Tom Xander and Andrew Koji have joined John Malkovich, Geraldine Chaplin and Julian Sands, in the cast of German director Robert Schwentke’s English-language feature Seneca – On The Creation of Earthquakes which began filming on location in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate at the weekend.

Xander plays Emperor Nero who is beginning to weary of the famous Roman philosopher Seneca, played by Malkovich, his teacher, mentor and close advisor since childhood, while the casting of Koji, whose credits include Peaky Blinders and Warrior TV series, marks his second collaboration with Schwentke after appearing in his G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes.

The film is produced by Frieder Schlaich and Irene von Alberti’s Berlin-based Filmgalerie 451 and is co-produced by Annegret Weitkämper-Krug’s Hamburg-based company Gretchenfilm, with with Morocco’s Kasbah Films and backing from broadcaster ZDF/ARTE.

The international cast also includes US actress-writer Marie-Louise Parker, Germany’s Louis Hofmann, French-Moroccan actress Nadia Benzakour, and several actors who worked with Schwentke on his 2017 German-language feature The Captain – including Alexander Fehling, Samuel Finzi, and the German-French actress Samia Chancrin.

Schwentke’s anachronistic black comedy is set in Rome in 65AD as Nero’s regime is reaching its zenith and the Emperor is using every means at his disposal to defend his despotic claim of sovereignty.

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New music video and movie projects

Louis is featured in another music video. This time for Liam Mockridge’s Familiar. You can see the video below and some screencaps in the gallery. He also has a new movie project coming up called Der Passfälscher (The Forger) which is filming right now. You can see a set photo from that in the gallery as well.

Jewish aesthete Cioma, 21, does not let anyone take away his joy of life, especially not the Nazis. In 1942, he has to find new ways to make his living in Berlin and escape deportation. In the process he discovers his talent for forgery: not only with passports, but also his own identity.