Love is a Crime: Woah, Grenzfurthner as Lang

We are more than happy being able to announce that Johannes Grenzfurthner voice-acted Fritz Lang in the 3rd episode of Karina Longworth’s Vanity Fair podcast series “Love is a Crime”. His wonderful acting partners are Zooey Deschanel and Jon Hamm.

Two’s company, but three’s a crowd when femme fatale Joan Bennett and her husband, producer Walter Wanger, join forces with surly filmmaker Fritz Lang. Following the film noirs The Woman in the Window and Man Hunt, Lang and Bennett capitalize on their successful collaboration by forming a production company alongside Wanger in 1945. Named Diana Productions for Joan’s eldest daughter, the trio would produce only two films before notoriously disbanding.

In this week’s episode, “Scarlet Street,” Love Is a Crime podcast hosts Karina Longworth and Vanessa Hope (Bennett and Wanger’s granddaughter) delve into the peaks and valleys of this contentious arrangement. Bennett (voiced by Zooey Deschanel), Wanger (Jon Hamm), and Lang (Johannes Grenzfurthner) clash over the very tenets that brought them together: art, money, sex, and celebrity. This is only exacerbated when their biggest hit is followed by their most glaring flop. “With the success of Scarlet Street, the dreams and goals of all three members of the Diana team were vindicated,” Longworth says in the episode. “The honeymoon wouldn’t last for long.”


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