Mara is also on board as a producer
Apple has just acquired another big feature title, and it will be a biopic on legendary Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn. The movie will be directed by Luca Guadagnino, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker for Call Me By Your Name. Hepburn will be played by two-time Oscar nominee Rooney Mara, who will also produce the movie.
Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. She was born in Ixelles, Brussels in 1929, and grew up in the Netherlands during the World War II era when the country was occupied by the Germans. She started learning ballet in Amsterdam in 1945, and later became a chorus girl at the West End musical theatre productions. Her first major role was for a Broadway play called Gigi, for which she received a lot of praise. Her life changed forever after starring in her first leading film role in 1953’s Roman Holiday.
Audrey Hepburn became the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA for a single performance. She also won a Tony Award that same year for her performance in a play called Ondine.
She was in several big projects until 1967, when she decided to devote more time for family and only acted on occasion. In the midst of this, she did many humanitarian work and was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF.
This will be Mara’s third outing as producer, after the documentary The End of Medicine and The Truth About Emmanuel. Apple will of course, be the main producer, and Michael Mitnick, known for HBO’s Vinyl, will be writing.