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Christoph Waltz is a sinister boss in the teaser trailer for Amazon Prime thriller The Consultant

Christoph Waltz plays a boss from hell in the teaser trailer for the upcoming Amazon Prime thriller The Consultant, released on Tuesday.

The 66-year-old Austrian-German actor – who recently criticized the idea of ​​a female James Bond – plays a menacing consultant named Regus Patoff, who scares and intimidates his employees after he starts working for a game development company. CompWare.

Despite telling the workers that he’s there to ‘better the company’, Waltz plays a sinister game by streamlining the company, seeming to actually kill off some of the employees.

Eerie: Christoph Waltz plays a boss from hell in the trailer for upcoming amazon Prime Video thriller The Consultant, which also stars Brittany O'Grady and Nat Wolff

Eerie: Christoph Waltz plays a boss from hell in the trailer for upcoming amazon Prime Video thriller The Consultant, which also stars Brittany O’Grady and Nat Wolff

The short trailer opens with Waltz alone inside the dark company building, before being approached by two employees Elaine (played by Brittany O’Grady) and Craig (played by Nat Wolff).

‘Hello, can I help you?’ asks Elaine.

The scene then switches to Waltz aggressively sharpening a pile of red pencils, before addressing his employees.

Office menace: The Austrian-German actor, 66, plays a menacing consultant named Regus Patoff, who frightens and intimidates his employees, including Elaine (O'Grady)

Office menace: The Austrian-German actor, 66, plays a menacing consultant named Regus Patoff, who frightens and intimidates his employees, including Elaine (O’Grady)

Scary: Despite telling workers he's there to 'better the company', Waltz simplifies the company by appearing to kill some of the employees

Scary: Despite telling workers he’s there to ‘better the company’, Waltz simplifies the company by appearing to kill some of the employees

‘Your attention, please,’ he says commandingly, before introducing himself: ‘My name is Regus Patoff.’

As he speaks, there are a flurry of shots that show his perfectionist tendencies, from him trimming his nose hairs, clipping his nails, combing his perfectly coiffed hair and admiring himself in the mirror.

“I provide a very simple service,” he continues, as the next scene shows him surveying the ground-floor employees from his upstairs office.

Alone: ​​The trailer begins with Waltz alone inside the office building, before being approached by two employees, Elaine and Craig (Wolff).

Alone: ​​The trailer begins with Waltz alone inside the office building, before being approached by two employees, Elaine and Craig (Wolff).

Perfectionist: We see his perfectionist tendencies, from him trimming his nose hairs, cutting his nails, combing his perfectly coiffed hair and admiring himself in the mirror

Perfectionist: We see his perfectionist tendencies, from him trimming his nose hairs, cutting his nails, combing his perfectly coiffed hair and admiring himself in the mirror

Simple service: 'I provide a very simple service,' he tells workers, as the next scene shows him surveying them on the ground floor of his upstairs office

Simple service: ‘I provide a very simple service,’ he tells workers, as the next scene shows him surveying them on the ground floor of his upstairs office

Relentless: 'My goal is to improve the business,' he says, as he crosses the names of some employees off a printed list

Relentless: ‘My goal is to improve the business,’ he says, as he crosses the names of some employees off a printed list

“My goal is to improve the business,” he says, as he crosses a few employees’ names off a printed list before aggressively erasing a whiteboard.

In the next scene, he is shown in a stare contest with Elaine, when we hear him say, ‘If it helps you to see me as a monster, so be it.’

Elaine then appears to look for more information, as she finds a records key inside a drawer, while Craig tells her over the phone, ‘we work for a sociopath’.

'Monster': In the next scene, he is shown in a stare contest with Elaine, when we hear him say, 'If it helps you to see me as a monster, so be it'

‘Monster’: In the next scene, he is shown in a stare contest with Elaine, when we hear him say, ‘If it helps you to see me as a monster, so be it’

Looking for information: Elaine then appears to go looking for more information, as she finds a registration key inside a drawer.

Looking for information: Elaine then appears to go looking for more information, as she finds a registration key inside a drawer.

'Sociopath': As Craig tells her on the phone, 'we work for a sociopath'

‘Sociopath’: As Craig tells her on the phone, ‘we work for a sociopath’

“I look forward to meeting you all in person,” Waltz is heard saying below, as we see him shake hands with employees and then sniff each one.

The next scene shows Waltz in industrial gloves and a soldering mask as he drops a gold ring into a cast-iron vat.

‘Thank you for being an important part of our success. You are valued,’ he is heard saying, as the scene shows two men dumping a wrapped body in the back of a van.

Bizarre: 'I'm looking forward to meeting you all in person,' Waltz is heard saying next, as we see him shake employees' hands and then sniff each one of them

Bizarre: ‘I’m looking forward to meeting you all in person,’ Waltz is heard saying next, as we see him shake employees’ hands and then sniff each one of them

Terrifying: 'Thank you for being an important part of our success.  You are valued,' he is heard saying, as the scene shows two men dumping a wrapped body in the back of a van.

Terrifying: ‘Thank you for being an important part of our success. You are valued,’ he is heard saying, as the scene shows two men dumping a wrapped body in the back of a van.

We then see a fight between some of the employees inside the office.

The last scene shows Waltz in an office as he says “that’s all” before casually turning away.

The Consultant is set to debut on Prime Video on February 24th.

Coming soon!  The Consultant premieres February 24 on Prime Video

Coming soon! The Consultant premieres February 24 on Prime Video

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