Algerian-Italian Luca Guadagnino to direct new Audrey Hepburn biopic

Tue, 2022-01-11 16:45

DUBAI: Oscar-nominated director Luca Guadagnino is set to direct a new biopic on the late Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn, it has been announced.

The “Call Me by Your Name” and “Suspiria” filmmaker, who was born in Palermo to an Algerian mother and a Sicilian father, will direct the film for Apple Studios, while Michael Mitnick will write the screenplay.

“Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” actress Rooney Mara will portray the iconic Brussels-born cinema star.

Rooney Mara. (AFP)

Two-time Oscar nominated Mara is also set to help produce the upcoming film that will explore the actress, humanitarian and fashion icon’s life and work.

It isn’t the only project about the screen legend currently in development. In April 2021, it was reported that television producer Jacqueline Hoyt would be writing a TV series, “Audrey,” based on Hepburn’s formative years. 

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