Angelina Jolie will play Maria Callas in Pablo Larraín’s new film

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Angelina Jolie will be the soprano Maria Callas in the Chilean director’s next film Pablo Larraín. This Monday the first frames of the production were shown, with an intimate tone and renouncing the use of new skins in its costumes.

Two images from the film have been released: in one you can see Jolie between curtains, looking at the camera behind large glasses and wrapped in a white wool sweater. In the other she appears reincarnated as La Divina, decked out in fur and made up, behind a large window that reflects some of the great operas in which she triumphed throughout her lyrical career.

‘Maria’ will be the new biopic by Pablo Larráin since ‘Spencer’ (2021), about Princess Diana of Wales, and will likely arrive after ‘The Count’, the satire of a vampiric Augusto Pinochet with which he won the Best Screenplay in the 80th Venice Film Festival.

“I am incredibly excited to begin production on ‘Maria’, which I hope will bring the remarkable life and work of Maria Callas to audiences around the world,” Larraín said in a statement.

Likewise, the Chilean director has thanked the “wonderful script” by Steven Knight, the work of the entire cast and crew and especially the “brilliant work and extraordinary preparation” of the protagonist to play the American soprano of Greek descent.

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