Apple is preparing a biopic of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn starring Rooney Mara. Variety Has confirmed.
Oscar-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino will direct the project, with Mara serving as producer and “The Giver” co-writer Michael Mitnick writing the script.
Although the details of the plot are kept under wraps, Hepburn is an acting legend celebrated for her performances in such classics as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “My Fair Lady,” “Wait until Dark,” “Charade,” and “Sabrina.” . During her four-decade career, Hepburn achieved EGOT status, winning Emmy, Oscars, Tony, and Grammy Awards, the latter of which she received posthumously. She was also a dedicated humanitarian, working with UNICEF to help children in Africa, South America and Asia and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.
Mara has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for her work on 2011’s “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and 2015’s “Carol.” She most recently starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” alongside Bradley Cooper, Cate. Blanchett, Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe. Mara’s upcoming projects include Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” a drama centered on eight Mennonite women, which also stars Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy, and Jessie Buckley.
Guadagnino recently wrapped production on his upcoming romantic horror film “Bones and All,” starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet. The Italian filmmaker also co-created, co-wrote and directed the 2021 HBO miniseries “We Are Who We Are.” In addition to “The Giver,” Mitnick is known for his writing work on “The Current War,” “The Staggering Girl,” and the HBO series “Vinyl.”
Puck was the first to report the news of the film.