John Malkovich will head to Zurich later this week to present his latest film and receive the festival’s Golden Eye award.

John Malkovich

The star of Dangerous Liaisons, Red and Being John Malkovich will be in town on Saturday (Oct 4) to introduce thriller Cut Bank, which receives a gala premiere screening at the Zurich Film Festival, alongside director Matt Shakman.

The honorary Golden Eye award will be presented later that evening on the festival’s award night at Zurich’s Opera House. Malkovich will accept the honour from German actress Veronika Ferres - his co-star in The Casanova Variations.

Cut Bank, which played at Toronto and receives its European premiere in Zurich, centres on a young man played by Liam Hemsworth who dreams of escaping his small town. But his efforts to do so set a deadly series of events in motion. The film also stars Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Dern.

Producer Laura Rister will also be in attendance for the Zurich screening.

Malkovich has spent nearly three decades in film from early roles in The Killing Fields and Empire of the Sun to more recent performances in Cesar Chavez and The Casanova Variations. He recently wrapped work on NBC TV series Crossbones, a fictionalised take on notorious 18th century pirate Blackbeard.

Sales on Cut Bank are handled by eOne Entertainment. Koch Media has distribution rights for German-speaking Europe.