‘Spencer’s’ Pablo Larrain is supposedly working on a new biopic, this time taking the audience deep into the tumultuous life of the Opera diva, the majestic Prima Donna, Maria Callas, played by none other than Hollywood’s own prima, Angelina Jolie! Angelina Jolie was previously seen in Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ where she played the role of Thena, a member of the extraterrestrial beings. However, ‘Eternals’ is only a small part of the star’s career as Hollywood owes a great number of its blockbuster hits to the icon.
Larrain is a name that is frequently tied to Hollywood’s biopics as his mode of narration always reveal a new perspective to the common knowledge on public figures. This time, he is accompanied by Steven Knight, an established artist known for his work in Netflix’s ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘Great Expectations’ (2023) and so on as he will be the writer for the film. Set to possibly begin its production by next month, the film will be primarily shot in Budapest.
Who was Maria Callas?
During the 1950s, Opera was incomplete without Maria Callas, that was the extent of her popularity. The visionary had a troubled life beginning from a strained relationship with her mother who longed for a son , followed by a forced development of her vocal skills, her affair with Aristotle Onassis, her supposed rivalry with another popular Opera singer, Renata Tebaldi and her final years spent in isolation. In the End, she died of heart attack, unhappy and alone.
Titled, ‘Maria’, the upcoming feature film will be narrated from Maria Callas’ point of view during her final days in Paris and will feature true accounts of the diva’s greatly publicized life.
Angelina Jolie as Maria
Angelina Jolie previously starred in a biopic on the fashion model Gia Carangi, titled, ‘Gia’ (1998) for which the actress received an award for the ‘Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries’. Her, upcoming feature film is drastically different from ‘Gia’ as the plot is not set in the beginning but at the end of the protagonist’s professional life and hence, calls for a certain amount of peace and maturity depicted through Maria’s eyes as she looks back on all that she has lived through. Yet, there is no doubt that this upcoming film is carved with Jolie in mind as her acting prowess is truly one that is exceptional and is apt to play the role.
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