Rooney Mara to play Audrey Hepburn in Apple TV+ biopic

A biopic of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn starring Rooney Mara is coming to Apple TV+. The film will be directed by Luca Guadagnino, with Mara producing, and “The Giver” co-writer Michael Mitnick penning the script.

Rooney Mara to play Audrey Hepburn in Apple TV+ biopic
Rooney Mara

Ellise Shafer for Variety:

Though plot details are being kept under wraps, Hepburn is an acting legend celebrated for her performances in classics like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “My Fair Lady,” “Wait Until Dark,” “Charade” and “Sabrina.” During her four-decade career, Hepburn achieved EGOT status, winning Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards, the last of which she received posthumously.

Mara has been nominated for an Academy Award twice, for her work in 2011’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and 2015’s “Carol.” She most recently starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” alongside Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe. Mara’s upcoming projects include Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” a drama centering on eight Mennonite women, which also stars Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley.

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  1. Rooney Mara isn’t bad looking, but it would be hard to find another actress with the delicate beauty and finesse of Audrey Hepburn. I’ve only seen Mara in “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” in which she was awesome, but that was a totally different ball game to this endeavor. Hopefully she can pull it off successfully.

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