Here comes a major scoop for Noomi Rapace, according to Entertainment Weekly: Rapace has signed on to play one of the most famous opera singers of all time: Maria Callas. Niki Caro (McFarland, USA) will direct Callas and has adapted the screenplay from Alfonso Signorini’s biography, Too Proud, Too Fragile. Content Media is introducing the film to distributors at Cannes. Callas is considered to be one of the most influential female opera singers of the 20th century, and the biopic will focus on her passionate relationship with Aristotle Onassis, a romance that spanned almost two decades.
“We fell in love with Callas instantly,” Content’s president of film, Jamie Carmichael, said. “It’s such an emotional and powerful story of one of the world’s great romances—and we’re certain that audiences around the world will be charmed and entranced by the passion, beauty, and operatic splendor of this epic tale.” Content has also released the first image of Rapace as Callas.