Audrey Hepburn’s son reacts to news of Rooney Mara playing ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ star in biopic
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Audrey Hepburn’s son speaks as Rooney Mara stars as the late actress in a new biopic.
On Thursday, Variety confirmed that a film about the iconic actress starring the 36-year-old is in the works at Apple. Oscar nominated director Luca Guadagnino of “Call Me by Your Name” fame is attached to the project with the production of Mara. “The Giver” co-writer Michael Mitnick is also on board to write the script.
Depending on the outlet, plot details are being kept under wraps. Puck was the first to report the news of the film.
“I was not aware of the project,” Sean Hepburn Ferrer told Fox News Digital on Friday. “Rooney is a delight. Looks like there’s a lot of love there.”
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Rooney Mara (left) plays Audrey Hepburn (right) in a biopic.
Mara has been nominated twice for an Oscar – for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” in 2011 and “Carol” in 2015. Most recently she starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley” with Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett , Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe.
As for Guadagnino, the Italian filmmaker co-created, co-wrote and directed the HBO 2021 miniseries “We Are Who We Are”.
Hepburn, one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood’s golden age, has captivated audiences with films like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “My Fair Lady”, “Sabrina” and “Funny Face”, among others. In the last years of her life, Hepburn traveled the world raising funds and raising awareness for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) as a Goodwill Ambassador. Between 1988 and 1992, she worked in some of the poorest communities in Africa, South America and Asia, helping children who suffered from malnutrition.
During his four-decade career, Hepburn achieved EGOT status by winning an Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Grammy Award. The last was received posthumously. Hepburn received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992. She died in 1993 at age 63 of cancer.
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Sean Hepburn Ferrer with his mother Audrey Hepburn.
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At the end of 2020, Hepburn Ferrer teamed up with his wife Karin to write a children’s book called “Little Audrey’s Daydream”, which explores her tumultuous childhood in Holland and how fantasies of a better future kept her hopeful for years to come. horrible times.
At the time, he told Fox News Digital that his favorite memory of the beloved Matriarch was “every time I made her laugh.”
“… Every time I made her laugh, she really laughed out of her stomach,” the 62-year-old said. “It’s one of the best things you can get out of any relationship if you can make someone laugh and give them that sunny moment.”
“But there are a lot of times that I think about,” he continued. “I think back to the moment she drove me to the airport and I left to do my first job. I was going through security and when I turned around tears were streaming down her face. As a parent and beyond. having been through this, I understand. But I am very comforted in those moments when I just made him laugh. “
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Audrey Hepburn has captivated audiences with films like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “My Fair Lady”, “Sabrina” and “Funny Face” among others.
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Hepburn Ferrer said he hopes the book sheds light on “what a remarkable person she is.”
“I want to keep telling her story,” Hepburn Ferrer said. “We want to continue the work she cared about the most. She was very proud to have been able to contribute and do something, especially for the children.”
“I don’t think we can ever fill these shoes, but we are noticing small steps as we tell her story,” he shared. “I think this book is really a message of hope. During the war, a young girl read fairy tales and dreamed of a better life. And when she finally did, she gave back to the world. there is healing in hope.
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