The primary two photographs of Angelina Jolie as famed diva Maria Callas in Pablo Larrain‘s upcoming biopic Maria have been revealed.
Primarily based on true accounts, the movie will inform the tumultuous, stunning and tragic story of the lifetime of the world’s best opera singers, relived and re-imagined throughout her remaining days in Seventies Paris. With the unbiased manufacturing having signed to a SAG-AFTRA interim settlement, the shoot is now set to start out, and can happen over eight weeks in Paris, Greece, Budapest and Milan.
Alongside Jolie, the forged additionally consists of Pierfrancesco Favino (Adagio, The Hummingbird), Alba Rohrwacher (La Chimera, Hungry Hearts), Haluk Bilginer (Winter Sleep), Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Energy of the Canine, Elvis) and Valeria Golino (Portrait of a Woman on Fireplace, Caos Calmo).
The script, which was accomplished previous to the WGA strike, is written by Steven Knight (Spencer, Peaky Blinders, Jap Guarantees). Producer embody Juan de Dios Larraín for Fabula, Jonas Dornbach for Komplizen Movie and Lorenzo Mieli for The Condominium, a Fremantle Firm. Worldwide gross sales for Maria will likely be dealt with by FilmNation Leisure.
“I’m extremely excited to start out manufacturing on Maria, which I hope will carry Maria Callas’s exceptional life and work to audiences all world wide, due to the magnificent script by Steven Knight, the work of your complete forged and crew, and particularly, Angelina’s good work and extraordinary preparation,” stated Larrain, who lately premiered his darkish comedy-horror El Conde in Venice.
Based on the producers, Jolie’s costumes within the movie are primarily based on authentic clothes worn by Callas. The manufacturing has consulted with animal rights teams together with PETA relating to the usage of classic fur objects worn within the movie from costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini’s archive assortment. A aware determination was made to not use or supply any new fur.