Angelina Jolie to portray opera singer Maria Callas in Pablo Larrain's next biopic

Previously, Pablo helmed two biopics, 'Spencer' in 2021 with Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and 'Jackie' with actor Natalie Portman as Kennedy Onassis

October 22, 2022 12:55 pm | Updated 12:55 pm IST

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Angelina Jolie | Photo Credit: Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Angelina Jolie is all set to portray the role of famous opera singer Maria Callas in her upcoming biopic.

According to Variety, helmed by the Oscar-nominated director Pablo Larrain, the film is titled 'Maria' the film "tells the tumultuous, beautiful, and tragic story of the life of the world's greatest opera singer, relived and re-imagined during her final days in 1970s Paris," according to its logline.

The screenplay of the film is penned by Steven Knight who also worked as a writer in 'Spencer', 'Peaky Blinders', 'Eastern Promises' and many more.Callas was an American-born Greek soprano singer and one of the most famous opera singers of the 20th century. She was born in Manhattan and received her opera training in Greece when she was 13 and later moved to Italy for her career. Throughout the years, she dealt with near-sightedness that left her nearly blind and multiple scandals in her personal and professional life, Variety reported.

"I take very seriously the responsibility to Maria's life and legacy. I will give all I can to meet the challenge. Pablo Larrain is a director I have long admired. To be allowed the chance to tell more of Maria's story with him, and with a script by Steven Knight, is a dream," said Jolie.

Previously, Pablo helmed two biopics, 'Spencer' in 2021 with Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and 'Jackie' with actor Natalie Portman as Kennedy Onassis.

Angelina Jolie, on the other hand recently joined Marvel cinematic universe, as she was seen in the action film 'Eternals'.

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