The reknowned character actor Christopher Walken has hired litigation specialist Mathew Rosengart to represent him in the reopened case surrounding the mysterious death of fellow screen idol Natalie Wood. Natalie drowned in 1981 while on a boat with husband Robert Wagner and then-co-star Walken, just 50 feet from the shore of Catalina Island.
Police do not offically suspect Walken or Wagner of any wrongdoing in the case but apprently new evidence has been unvieled in the infamously unsolved mystery of what happened that night. An interview from 1997 that Walken did for Playboy magazine shares his recollection of that fateful night:
“What happened that night only she knows, because she was alone,” he said. “She had gone to bed before us, and her room was at the back. A dinghy was bouncing against the side of the boat, and I think she went out to move it. There was a ski ramp that was partially in the water. It was slippery – I had walked on it myself. She had told me she couldn’t swim; in fact, they had to cut a swimming scene from [Brainstorm]. She was probably half asleep, and she was wearing a coat.”