Teller’s stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler produced the film, which follows Tim Jenison’s decade-long research of the techniques used by 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer to achieve photo-realistic paintings.
Jenison used lenses and mirrors to develop a technique that might have been used by Vermeer. He traveled to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted; to Yorkshire to meet artist (and Vermeer fan) David Hockney; and to Buckingham Palace to see the Queen’s Vermeer.
Vermeer specialized in scenes of middle-class life. His famous paintings include “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” “The Milkmaid,” “The Astronomer” and “View of Delft.”
Sony Classics will release the film next year.