Angelina Jolie He will give life to soprano Maria Callas In “Maria”, the next “autobiographical” film to be directed by the Chilean Paul Larin After the premiere of the movie “Spencer”.
The film reviews the life of Callas (1923-1977) with its lights and shadows, He paints his career as a ‘tumble, beautiful and tragic’ journey From his beginnings until his last days in Paris during the seventies.
The director has made no secret of the emotion this project has sparked since then Combines “two big emotions”, cinema and opera.
“Do it with Angelina, Brave and inquisitive artistIt’s an exciting opportunity. A real gift.”
Likewise, the character can give Jolie a lot of joy, since then The last two biographical films directed by Larren received nominations for an award Oscar For Her Heroes: Kristen Stewart got it last year for “Spencer,” inspired by the life of Lady Di; And Natalie Portman did the same in 2016 with Jackie on Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
For his part, the director was also nominated for an Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2012 for No, the first nomination for Chile For the best international film.
In addition to Larraín, who will take over the direction, the project is already done Stephen Knight’s signature confirmed (“Spencer”, “Peaky Blinders”) to take over the script.
Born in the United States but of Greek descent, Callas (New York, 1923) was the most important opera singer of the 20th century. Known as ‘La Divina’ due to her soprano tone of voice and mastery of ‘bel canto’, the artist’s wide range of vocals and charisma have led her to appear in all sorts of acts, such as Carmen, Lady Macbeth and Gilda.
Although he was born in the United States, his career developed between America and Europe. Trained in Greece, he was pressured hard by his mother, and after that he jumped on the theaters of cities such as Athens, Chicago and New York. Found a niche in Italy, It debuted at the Verona Arena.
Although the end of her career was marked by the deterioration of her voice, Callas continued to be considered the most important woman in opera and career inspired Montserrat CaballeJoanne Sutherland and Lily Jenneramong other things.