Last Vermeer, The (2019): Dan Friedkin’s Tale of the Most Successful Art Forger Ever

The Last Vermeer (originally titled Lyrebird) was directed by Dan Friedkin from a screenplay by John Orloff (under the pen name James McGee), Mark Fergus, and Hawk Otsby, starring Guy Pearce.

It is based on the 2008 book The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez.

It had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2019. It is scheduled to be released on November 20, 2020, by Tristar Pictures.

The Last Vermeer follows Dutch folk hero Han van Meegeren [Guy Pearce], who swindled millions of dollars from the Nazis by selling them forgeries of Johannes Vermeer paintings; he is considered the most successful art forger of all time.

Guy Pearce as Han van Meergren
Claes Bang as Captain Joseph Piller
Vicky Krieps as Minna Holberg
Roland Møller as Esper Vesser
August Diehl as Alex De Klerks
Olivia Grant as Cootje Henning