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Rooney Mara to play Audrey Hepburn in Apple biopic, directed by Luca Guadagnino

Rooney Mara is also producing the feature project, which is written by Michael Mitnick.

Akshay Krishna
Jan 07, 2022
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Apple has bagged another big project, adding to their long list of movies that are already in the works. The feature project is an Audrey Hepburn biopic, which Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will direct. 

As reported by Deadline, the project will star two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Rooney Mara will essay the role of the iconic Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn is still remembered for her work like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Wait Until Dark, Charade and Sabrina.

The portal has also reported that the movie is written by Michael Mitnick, who was the executive producer of the HBO period drama series Vinyl. The biopic is also being produced by Mara, making it her third production. She previously produced the documentary The End of Medicine and The Truth About Emmanuel.

Mara’s first Academy Award nomination came for her work in the 2011 psychological thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the second one for Carol which came out in 2015. The actor was most recently seen in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, which also stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe.  

Guadagnino, who will direct the biopic, had his 2018 movie Call Me By Your Name nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The movie won the Adapted Screenplay Oscar for James Ivory’s script while Timothée Chalamet also got an Oscar nod for his acting. 

The director most recently wrapped the filming of his upcoming film titled Bones and All. The romantic horror film stars Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet. 


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