Maria Callas, what to expect from the biopic with Angelina Jolie



After a stormy period, Angelina Jolie will return to the camera and take on the role of Maria Callas. It will be directed by Pablo Larraín, who will continue the path taken with the divas of the past, first with Jackie Kennedy and last year with Lady Diana, in Spencer. Here’s what to expect.

The last few years have been particularly tormented for Angelina Jolie, who has never stopped pursuing her art. Despite the hard-fought divorce with Brad Pitt, in fact, the interpreter joined the MCU as Thena in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals. In recent months he has also started filming as director of Without Blood, based on the novel of the same name by Alessandro Baricco. Now, the Oscar-winning actress is ready to return to the camera, in the role of the eternal diva of opera singing: Maria Callas. The Californian actress will be directed by Pablo Larraín, who has chosen to collaborate again with Steven Knight, with whom she wrote the script for Spencer.


After Lady Diana and Jackie Kennedy, Pablo Larraín tells the story of Maria Callas

The artistic career of Pablo Larraín, in search of the hidden and more intimate side of the great divas of the 20th century, is enriched by another figure: that of Maria Callas. This introspective research and, in some respects, dreamlike and magical – especially with regard to Lady D in Spencer by Kristen Stewart – which has become her stylistic signature, will also invest the world star of opera of Greek origin, interpreted by Angelina Pretty. Icons of style, charm and elegance, each of the three divas chosen by Larraín has met a dramatic destiny, marked by various dismal events: women in search of love, without ever really succeeding in conquering it. A feeling that, after all, even the Californian actress, with the three marriages behind her, has known well.


“I had the opportunity – explained Pablo Larraín himself – to combine two of my greatest passions, cinema and opera. I had dreamed of it for a very long time and being able to do it with Angelina, an extremely courageous and curious artist, is really fascinating, a real gift.” For his part, the interpreter appointed to play Maria Callas in Maria said he was enthusiastic about the idea of ​​working with director and screenwriter Steven Knight, while specifying that she “takes very seriously this responsibility for the life and artistic legacy of Maria”.


In line with the portraits previously made by Pablo Larraín, the feature film centered on Maria Callas will not be a real biopic. The film will indeed focus on one episode in particular that marked the life of the opera diva, namely the last days in Paris at the end of the 1970s, which preceded her death on September 16, 1977.

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