Rooney Mara to play Audrey Hepburn in film directed by Luca Guadagnino

A biopic of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn with Rooney Mara is in the works at Apple, Variety confirmed.

Oscar-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino will direct the project, with Mara producing and “The Giver” co-writer Michael Mitnick writing the script.

Although plot details are being kept under wraps, Hepburn is a theater legend celebrated for his performances in classics like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “My Fair Lady”, “Wait Until Dark”, “Charade” and “Sabrina. “. Over the course of her four-decade career, Hepburn achieved EGOT status, winning Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Grammy awards, the last of which she received posthumously. She was also a dedicated humanitarian, working with UNICEF to help children in Africa, South America and Asia and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.

Mara has been nominated twice for an Oscar, for her work in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in 2011 and “Carol” in 2015. 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 around eight Mennonite women, which also stars Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy, and Jessie Buckley.

Guadagnino recently wrapped up 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 HBO 2021 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.

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