Malkovich to Star in Austrian Debut of The Infernal Comedy

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Stage and screen star John Malkovich will play Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger in the Austrian debut of The Infernal Comedy, according to The New York Times.

Written and directed by Michael Sturminger, the production will begin previews at the Ronacher Theater in Vienna July 1, 2009. In the experimental play, the Times reports, "the Unterweger character recounts his life, during which he murdered 12 prostitutes and committed suicide in prison, while two sopranos representing his victims sing arias by Haydn, Mozart and Vivaldi."

The Infernal Comedy was previously seen in Santa Monica, CA, where it was titled Seduction and Despair.

John Malkovich was the first member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company to break out into wider fame. Following a New York transfer in True West, Malkovich began winning praise for film performances in "The Killing Fields," "Places in the Heart," "Dangerous Liaisons" and "In the Line of Fire." He played a version of himself in 1999's surreal "Being John Malkovich."

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