Angelina Jolie will play the greatest lyrical singer of the 20th century Maria Callas in the new film of the Chilean director, screenwriter and producer Pablo Laren.

Based on true accounts, the film “Maria” unfolds the tumultuous, beautiful and tragic life story of the leading soprano and focuses on her final days in Paris in the 1970s. The screenplay, which was completed before the WGA strike, is by Stephen Yes T.

According to Variety, the Turkish actor and Emmy winner Haluk Bilginer will play Aristotle Onassis, while Valeria Golino will play Callas’ older sister, Hyacinthi, also known as Jackie, by 6 years.

Haluk Bilginer will play Aristotle Onassis

“I am incredibly excited to begin production on the film “Maria”which I hope will bring the remarkable life and work of Maria Callas to audiences around the world, thanks to Knight’s wonderful script, the work of the cast and crew, and most of all, Angelina’s brilliant work and excellent preparation.” , said Lahren, who revealed two photos of Jolie in her new role.

The independent production having a temporary agreement with the union SAG-AFTRA filming begins which will take place over the course of eight weeks in Paris, Greece, Budapest and Milan according to Deadline.

Pierfrancesco Favino, Alba Rohrwacher and Kodi Smit-McPhee also star.