A TV drama sequence concerning the lifetime of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn is being developed by Wildside, the increasing Italian manufacturing firm behind “The Younger Pope” and “My Sensible Buddy,” with plans to begin taking pictures in 2020.
The Oscar-winning actress was certainly one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces of the 20th century and was celebrated for her allure and magnificence in such movies as “Sabrina,” “Roman Vacation,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “My Honest Girl.” However her life has not but been portrayed in a high-end skein for the worldwide market.
Wildside, which is owned by world manufacturing and distribution large Fremantle, has introduced that its still-untitled English-language present can be primarily based on a remedy co-written by Luca Dotti, Hepburn’s son, and Italian journalist and author Luigi Spinola. Dotti’s father was Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, whom Hepburn married in 1970 and divorced 10 years later.
Dotti and Spinola co-authored the 2015 bestseller “Audrey at Dwelling,” a part-biography, part-cookbook combining anecdotes, excerpts from Hepburn’s correspondence, her recipes and unpublished household images. Their analysis has now gone deeper, specifically in relation to Hepburn’s “childhood,” which the sequence will discover, in accordance with a press release from Wildside. Fuller particulars of the mission haven’t been disclosed.
Hepburn revolutionized film glamour with impressed movie performances and an understated attract that introduced a novel degree of sophistication and beauty to Hollywood. “Together with her penchant for couture, she turned a groundbreaking model icon in an period of sexpot starlets, melding a few of the display’s most memorable characters together with her personal regal allure and class,” as a Selection profile put it.
Amongst her honors had been an Oscar for “Roman Vacation,” an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She died in 1993 at 63.
The brand new TV mission primarily based on her life is a sign that Rome-based Wildside, which is operated by producers Mario Gianani and Lorenzo Mieli, is stepping up the scope and ambition of its worldwide co-productions following the success of Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Younger Pope” and of Elena Ferrante adaptation “My Sensible Buddy,” each of which have bought worldwide. Sorrentino is at present taking pictures “The New Pope,” and a second season of “My Sensible Buddy” was introduced final week.