[OSEN=최나영 기자] Actress Angelina Jolie (48) appeared for the first time in the role of opera singer Maria Callas in her next film.
The first image from opera star Maria Callas’ biopic “Maria” was released on the 9th (local time).
“Maria” is a biographical work telling the true story of world-famous opera singer Maria Callas. It tells the tumultuous, beautiful and tragic story of Maria Callas’ life and recreates her final days in Paris in the 1970s.
Two new photos show Jolie as the American-born Greek opera diva. She wears big round glasses. In another photo, Jolie’s strong impression comes through as she wears a wide-brimmed lace hat. “Maria,” which has a tentative SAG-AFTRA contract, is the latest biopic from director Pablo Larrain. Steven Knight wrote the screenplay before the WGA strike in Hollywood.
His films are famous for their biographies featuring female protagonists, including “Spencer” and “Jackie.” In “Spencer,” actress Kristen Stewart played the role of Princess Diana, and in “Jackie,” actress Natalie Portman played the role of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, each giving an award-nominated performance. Oscars. His most recent film, “El Conde,” premiered at the 2023 Venice Film Festival.
“We are very excited to begin production on ‘Maria,’ director Larrain said in a statement. “Through Steven Knight’s brilliant script and the entire cast, we hope to showcase the incredible life and work of Maria Callas to audiences around the world. And the team: “In particular, Angelina’s brilliant work and extraordinary preparation stood out. »
Jolie said in a previous statement about her ambitions to play Maria Callas, saying: “I take my responsibility for Maria’s life and legacy very seriously” and “I will give everything I can to take on the challenge “.
Maria Callas became an international opera star thanks to her three-octave vocal range. According to The Guardian, she died of a heart attack in Paris, France in 1977.
Meanwhile, this film is Jolie’s first choice to return to the big screen after her appearance in the 2021 film “Eternals.”
“I’m in a period of transition as a person,” she told Vogue last month. “I’m feeling a little down these days. I don’t feel like I’ve been myself for the last 10 years.”
Additionally, he stated that he began intentionally reducing the number of films seven years ago and that “I only took on jobs that did not require extensive filming.”
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