Executive Producer and lead actor Christoph Waltz attends the Red Carpet Special Screening for New … [+] Prime Video Series ‘The Consultant’ at Culver Theater on February 13, 2023 in Culver City, California.
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In workplace horror-comedy The Consultant, Christoph Waltz seems like dream casting as Regus Patoff, a mysterious figure who turns up at a gaming company and takes over after its CEO is murdered.
There is a steely sinister edge to the titular character in Amazon’s
Prime Video series that the actor slides into like a hand in a glove, but was he front of mind from the get-go?
“He is a perfect fit, but I’ll be honest with you until someone mentioned his name after I’d written the pilot, I hadn’t considered anyone,” confessed Tony Basgallop, the creator of the show based on the novel of the same name. “I never cast people in my head because you’re going to be…