Need to cast the founding fathers of psychoanalysis? Why not enlist a few Basterds.

David Cronenberg ('Eastern Promises') has tapped 'Inglourious Basterds' stars Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender to play Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud in his adaptation of Christopher Hampton's 2003 play 'The Talking Cure.' Keira Knightley will play Sabina Spielrein, a brilliant Russian woman with curious ties to both therapists. Need to cast the founding fathers of psychoanalysis? Why not enlist a few Basterds.

David Cronenberg ('Eastern Promises') has tapped 'Inglourious Basterds' stars Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender to play Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud in his adaptation of Christopher Hampton's 2003 play 'The Talking Cure.' Keira Knightley will play Sabina Spielrein, a brilliant Russian woman with curious ties to both therapists.

Here's a synopsis: "A beautiful young woman, driven mad by her past. An ambitious doctor on a mission to succeed. An esteemed mentor with a revolutionary cure. Let the mind games begin..."

Cronenburg has been playing mind games with his fans for the last few years regarding his upcoming projects. Long believed to be at work on both a film adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel 'Cosmopolis' and 'The Matarese Circle' with Denzel Washington, apparently both projects have been put on hold for 'Cure,' which will reportedly re-team Cronenberg with his 'Crash' producer, Jeremy Thomas.
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