Actress Rooney Mara, who has won the prestigious Oscars for her films ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ (2011) and ‘Carol’ (2015), is all set to play the famous Oscar winner British actress, Audrey Hepburn’s biopic, which is directed by Luca Guadagnino, who is famous for his film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (2017). According to The Hollywood Reporter, the biopic will be produced by Apple Studios and also co-produced by Rooney Mara herself and the story will be penned by Michael Mitnick.
Audrey Hepburn, born in Belgium, started her career as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre and had performed in minor roles in several films. She got her first stardom for her films ‘Roman Holiday’ and ‘Gregory Peck’ in 1953. She had also won Oscars for these two films. From then on, Audrey had given a number of successful films such as ‘Sabrina’ (1954), ‘Funny Face’ (1957), ‘The Nun’s Story’ (1959), ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’ (1961), ‘Charade’ (1963), ‘My Fairy Lady’ (1964) and many more.
Hepburn won multiple accolades for these films such as Guild Awards, Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy and Tony Awards. She is also famous for her work as a humanitarian. Hepburn devoted her life to UNICEF, to which she had contributed since 1954. In December 1992, she received the prestigious Presidential Medal Of Freedom for her work as a humanitarian. A month later, on January 20, 1993, she died at the age of 63 in Switzerland due to appendiceal cancer.