Woman in Gold begins principal photography
added: 31Â MayÂ 2014 // by: Film-News.co.uk NewsdeskÂ
It was announced today by The Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures that the principal photography on Woman in Gold began on 23rd May for 8 weeks on location in the UK, Austria and the U.S.
The all-star cast includes the award-winning Helen Mirren (The Queen), Ryan Reynolds (Captives), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Katie Holmes (The Giver), Tatiana Maslany (‘Orphan Black’), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Charles Dance (‘Game of Thrones’), Elizabeth McGovern (‘Downton Abbey’), Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run), and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
The film sees director Simon Curtis reuniting with The Weinstein Company and BBC Films following the Oscar-nominated My Week With Marilyn. Making his screenwriting debut is the award-winning playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell (‘The Pride’), the film will be produced by David Thompson for Origin Pictures and by Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC Films’ Christine Langan. U.S. distribution and international sales are being handled by The Weinstein Company.
Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘The Lady in Gold’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.
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