According to TheNews.pl, guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has been cast as former German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in a new comedy film about the Nazis.
“AmbaSSada” (EmbaSSy) is the brainchild of established film director Juliusz Machulski, who is responsible for such cult Polish comedies as 1984’s “Sex Misja” (Sex Mission) and 2004’s “Vinci”.
The plot of Machulski‘s film, which is being shot this month is Warsaw, revolves around a young couple living in present-day Warsaw. Their home happens to be the former German Embassy, and entering the elevator one day, they find themselves transported back to the eve of war in 1939.
“I’ve always wanted to make a contemporary film about Warsaw which at the same time has a dialogue with history,” the director told the Polish Press Agency.
Darski recently became the new spokesman for energy drink called Demon in his native Poland.
Nergal will reportedly donate a portion of his earnings from the campaign to DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center whose mission is to save people’s lives by registering and motivating stem cell donors over the long run in all corners of the globe.
Darski was found innocent in August 2011 of offending religious feelings in connection with a September 2007 incident when he reportedly called the Catholic Church “the most murderous cult on the planet” during the band’s performance in Gdynia and tore up a copy of the Bible, calling it “a book of lies.”
A Polish judge ruled on August 18, 2011 that Darski‘s ripping up of a Bible during a show was a form of artistic expression consistent with the style of his band.
Judge Krzysztof Wieckowski said he considered Darski‘s actions “a form of art.” He added that the court had no intention of limiting freedom of expression or the right to criticize religion.