Angelina Jolie Will Play Opera Icon Maria Callas

By Aazam

In "Maria," a forthcoming biopic based on the life of the great opera singer, Angelina Jolie will play Maria Callas

Pablo Larran, a Chilean director whose most recent feature, the critically praised "Spencer," will helm the picture

Variety describes the film as “the tumultuous, beautiful, and sad narrative of the life of the world's greatest opera singer, relieved and re-imagined during her final days in 1970s Paris

"It has been a long-awaited goal of mine to have the opportunity to unite my two most profound and personal hobbies, cinema and opera," stated Larran

His films include "Jackie," starring Natalie Portman, "No," and "Neruda," both starring Gael Garca Bernal. He is one of Latin America's most notorious directors

It's a dream to be given the opportunity to continue Maria's narrative with him and with a script by Steven Knight, stated Jolie

American soprano singer Maria Callas was one of the most infamous figures in opera history. She had a successful career in Italy

Without Blood, which Jolie directed and is based on a book that follows a little girl during the Italian Civil War, has finished filming