EXCLUSIVE: South African actor Stelio Savante has joined the cast of Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato.

Filming is scheduled to commence early this year with Finnish actor Elmer Back attached to star as the pioneering Russian filmmaker.

The focus of the film will be Eisenstein’s short-lived yet passionate affair with his guide in Mexico during a momentous 10-day trip.

Savante (pictured) will portray Hunter S Kimbrough, one of the financiers and producers of Eisenstein’s original venture that procured meetings with Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting are producing Eisenstein In Guanajuato through Amsterdam-based producer-distributor Submarine.

Savante just wrapped the sex trade thriller Selling Isobel for Rudolf Buitendach in which he stars opposite Matthew Marsden, Amber Benson and Alyson Stoner.