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Recovering art pilfered by Nazis is trending on the big screen. The Weinstein Company is on board period drama "The Woman in Gold"; the film is set to star Helen Mirren as Jewish refugee Maria Altmann who, along with her young lawyer, went head-to-head with the Austrian government in order to take back a series of Gustav Klimt paintings that had been stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. One of these paintings inspires the film's title: Klimt's "The Lady in Gold," which is worth over $130 million. Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn") will helm, and playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell ("Bracken Moor") has penned the script. The production is eyeing a start later this year. TWC is handling international sales (with sights set on Cannes) and Us distribution. »
- Beth Hanna
TWC has boarded prestige drama The Woman in Gold, the Origin Pictures-BBC Films period drama ripped from the headlines about a Jewish refugee who took on a government to recover art treasures that belonged to her family.
According to ScreenDaily sources, TWC will handle international sales, Us distribution and has been across the production of the project.
Helen Mirren is attached to play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, with her young lawyer Randol Schoenberg, took on the Austrian government to reclaim a haul of prized Gustav Klimt paintings that were stolen from her family by the Nazis during the Second World War.
The haul includes Klimt’s The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, itself worth more than $130m.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Mirren will take on the role of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who launched a legal battle in the 1980s to reclaim five paintings by Gustav Klimt which were stolen by the Nazis.
These included The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which alone is priced at over $130 million (£78 million).
Mirren accepted the BAFTA Fellowship at the 67th British Academy Film Awards last night.
The Queen star said last week that she feels "attached to [Elizabeth I] in some invisible way".
Alexi Kaye Campbell is working on the screenplay about Altmann, who died in 2011 at the age of 94. »
Mirren would play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family, including one painting said to be worth over $130 million dollars. [Source: Daily Mail]
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- Garth Franklin
Here's a look at today's latest movie casting news: Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in The Golden Lady, written by Alexi Kaye Campbell and directed by Simon Curtis. Jessica Alba is in negotiations to star opposite Thomas Jane in Phil Joanou's horror-thriller, The Veil, scripted by Robert Ben Garant. Brittany Snow is set to reprise her role in Elizabeth Banks' singing sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, which stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Fiona Dourif (True Blood) will star in writer-director Stuart Sauvarin's indie psychological thriller, Origami Fox. Hit the jump for more on each project. First up from Daily Mail (via The Playlist) is word that Mirren is in talks to star in The Golden Lady as "Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family," among them Gustav Klimt's "The Lady In Gold, »
- Dave Trumbore
If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. And it certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major piece of art back to its rightful owner. Baz Bamigboye reports that Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in "The Golden Lady." In the story penned by Alexi Kaye Campbell, and set to be directed by Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn"), the actress will play "Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family," among them Gustav Klimt's "The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," itself worth over $130 million dollars. An elderly lady fighting for her family's legacy and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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