Sucsy has written the script and will direct as well as produce the feature. The project will be taken out for financing shortly.
The pic is envisioned as The Favourite meets Amadeus. It tells the true story of French stage superstar Sarah Bernhardt, a pioneer in the culture of exotic, eccentric celebrity who became the world’s first A-list actress. Pitted in a rivalry is up-and-coming Italian adversary, Eleonora Duse, whose modern, naturalistic style and ability to disappear into roles without chewing the scenery revolutionized the theater. Their competition for queen of the stage ignited the most tumultuous theatrical showdown of the 19th century.
In his debut film Grey Gardens, Sucsy directed Jessica Lange to a Best Actress Emmy Award and Drew Barrymore to a