Christoph Waltz in `True Crimes`

Los Angeles: Double Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz is all set to star in `True Crimes`, a thriller based on the real-life events surrounding a cold case.

The `Django Unchained` star has come on board to star in the thriller, which is based on David Grann`s New Yorker feature about the real-life case of Krystian Bala, a Polish writer who was convicted of murder in 2007, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The murder for which he was convicted had been a cold case, baffling the Polish police for years, and had been called a perfect crime.

The case was reopened and the investigator managed to establish a link between the murder and the writer when he published a novel that detailed a murder very much similar to the true murder.

Waltz, who became famous in Hollywood with his role of a brutal Nazi in `Inglourious Basterds`, is playing a positive role in the crime story.

He will star as Jacek Wroblewski, the police officer who reopens the cold case.