Angelina Jolie To Play Opera Singer Maria Callas

In case you’re director Pablo Larraín, who has made two non-traditional biopics of well-known ladies – in his case, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana – what do you do for a follow-up? You safe Angelina Jolie to play Opera Singer Maria Callas in your subsequent movie.

In response to the logline for the movie – which sees Larraín re-teaming with Spencer (the Diana film) author Steven Knight – Maria “tells the tumultuous, stunning, and tragic story of the lifetime of the world’s best opera singer, relived and re-imagined throughout her last days in Nineteen Seventies Paris.” So it actually sounds prefer it observe the opposite two films in model and tone.

Callas was most well-known opera singers of the twentieth century. Born in Manhattan and skilled in Opera in Greece when she was 13 and later moved to Italy for her profession.

All through the years, she handled near-sightedness that left her practically blind and a number of scandals in her private {and professional} life. She had an intense rivalry with Italian opera singer Renata Tebaldi, plus an affair with Aristotle Onassis (who later married Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (sure, the topic of Larrain’s Jackie).

“Having the possibility to mix my two most deep and private passions, cinema and opera, has been a long-awaited dream,” Larraín says. “To do that with Angelina, a supremely courageous and curious artist, is an interesting alternative. A real present.”

“I take very critically the duty to Maria’s life and legacy. I’ll give all I can to fulfill the problem. Pablo Larraín is a director I’ve lengthy admired. To be allowed the possibility to inform extra of Maria’s story with him, and with a script by Steven Knight, is a dream,” says Jolie.

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