Eva Green was first tapped as a candidate to renowned opera singer Maria Callas in the biopic Callas in July 2010. When we checked in with Green earlier this year, no deal was in place, but the part was still on her mind:
“They’re writing the script. That’s a scary role, so we’ll see.”
Now, thanks to THR, we know who “they” are. Niki Caro (Whale Rider) will co-write the script with Alfonso Signorini based on Signorini’s book Too Proud, Too Fragile. Caro will also direct, and hopefully her skilled hand behind the camera will reassure Green to sign on. Hit the jump for background on Callas and clips of the soprano at work.