Thesp waltzes to ‘Mathilde’

'Thief's' Kukhianidze takes on Mimica-helmed pic

Nutsa Kukhianidze, an unknown when she was tapped by director Neil Jordan to join Nick Nolte in “The Good Thief,” is set to star alongside Jeremy Irons in “Mathilde,” an independent film directed by Italian director Nina Mimica.

The film is an English and Italian co-production that shoots this fall in Montenegro. It is the story of a journalist assigned to a determined young Croatian girl who will tell the story of how a general was murdered during the Serbian War. She is repped by WMA.

“The Good Thief” will be released next year by Fox Searchlight.

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