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Lily James, Christopher Plummer and Jai Courtney are all heading to Belgium next month to film The Kaiser’s Last Kiss.

Principal photography starts in September on the WWII spy thriller, which is adapted by Simon Burke from the novel by Alan Judd.

Set in the Netherlands just after the Nazi invasion of 1940, it centres on a house in Doorn of former monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Plummer). Living there in exile since 1917 he now has to deal once more with the German army who have occupied Holland.

James (Cinderella) plays a young Jewish woman in the Dutch resistance who works undercover with British forces to plant an agent within the Kaiser’s household. Courtney (Suicide Squad) takes the role of a German officer, whose love affair with the young woman threatens to ignite that plan with lethal consequences.

Film House Germany’s Egoli Tossell Film is producing alongside Ostar Enterprises, with renowned theatre director David Leveaux making his feature directorial debut.

Judy Tossell and Hollywood super-agent Lou Pitt (whose clients include Plummer) are the producers, with Bill Haber and Phil Geier on board to executive produce.

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