Two pieces of casting to close out the night:
- Paz Vega will play opera singer Maria Callas in Grace of Monaco, the Grace Kelly biopic led by Nicole Kidman.
- Girls scene-stealer Adam Driver will star opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan in the romantic comedy The F Word.
Hit the jump for details on both projects.
Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) is directing Grace of Monaco based on a script by Arash Amel. Variety provides the logline:
“Set between Dec. 1961 and Nov. 1962, story sees retired starlet Kelly called upon to save Monaco from an escalating situation regarding its standing as a tax haven, with French leader Charles de Gaulle giving her husband, Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, six months to reform its tax laws. At the time, Callas was Aristotle Onassis’ girlfriend, so while he advised Prince Rainier, she befriended Kelly and became one of her closest confidantes.”
There is a separate Maria Callas biopic in the works with Eva Green attached.
Of the many breakout stars on Girls, Driver won the Most Improved award over the course of season one. And so Driver has advanced to the next step in the career of television actor: the best friend in a romantic comedy. Radcliffe and Kazan star in The F Word as two people who meet at a party and have instant chemistry. Unfortunately, Kazan’s character has a long-term boyfriend, so they try to maintain a platonic relationship. According to Variety, Driver will play Radcliffe’s “brash, ethically dubious confidant, who helps him navigate his romantic dilemma.” Michael Dowse (Goon) is directing from a script by Elan Mastai (The Samaritan). Filming begins later this month in Toronto.