Actress Noomi Rapace will portray opera singer Maria Callas in the feature biopic Callas.
Directed by Niki Caro, the biopic is centred on the passionate relationship the singer had with Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis lasting almost two decades. Caro will direct Callas from a screenplay that she adapted from Alfonso Signorini’s biography Too Proud, <g data-gr-id="13">Too</g> Fragile, reports variety.com.
Content Media Corporation will handle world sales for Callas and will introduce the project to distributors for the first time in Cannes International Film Festival.
Callas was a profoundly influential US opera singer of Greek heritage. She died in 1977 at the age of 53. Rapace has previously starred in films like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Drop.