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Rooney Mara to Star as Audrey Hepburn in Upcoming Apple Biopic

A Legendary screen diva, Audrey Hepburn will be brought back to life by Rooney Mara in a new Apple biopic to be directed by Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”). The script will be authored by Michael Mitnick (“The Giver”).

Industry observers say the new Hepburn project is another example of Apple’s commitment to cementing a solid place in the film-production sphere. The film comes on the heels of two other high-profile acquisitions: a Jon Watts thriller with George Clooney and Brad Pitt, and a Formula One project also involving Pitt, to be directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Hepburn, originally named Audrey Kathleen Ruston, was born in Belgium and grew up in Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She came to prominence in classic Hollywood films of the 1950s and 1960s such as Roman Holiday, My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Funny Face, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 

She was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar five times, winning it for Roman Holiday in 1953, though she is perhaps best known for her portrayals of Eliza Doolittle and Holly Golightly. Also acclaimed for her fashionable image and humanitarian work with UNICEF, Hepburn died in 1993. 

Rooney Mara was herself twice nominated for an Oscar: for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Carol in 2015. Most recently, she had a leading role in Nightmare Alley, directed by Guillermo del Toro. She is next slated to appear in Women Talking, a drama about eight Mennonite women directed by Sarah Polley.

Director Luca Guadagnino recently completed work on a soon-to-be released romantic horror flick, Bones and All. He also directed an HBO miniseries last year, We Are Who We Are. Scripwriter Michael  Minnick is credited with such titles as The Current War and The Staggering Girl, in addition to Vinyl, another HBO series.

Edward Moran
Edward Moranhttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


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