Rooney Mara transforms into Audrey Hepburn for Apple TV +

Directed by the Italian Luca Guadagnino, the content of this biographical film dedicated to the icon of Diamonds on sofa remains very mysterious.

Like Lily Collins fromEmily in ParisRooney Mara, 36, shares a resemblance to Audrey Hepburn. Same frail silhouette, ebony manna and accentuated cheekbones. The mimicry of the star of Carol and Millennium de Fincher will be even more emphasized in the future. Apple TV + chose her to embody the icon of Diamonds on Sofa, My Fair Lady, Roman Holidays and Funny face.

Rooney Mara, showing mid-January in the elegant film noir in costume Nightmare alley by Guillermo del Toro, will also be the producer of this biopic, the angle of which remains very mysterious. Will this film focus on the star’s youth in occupied Belgium during WWII? On his ascension? To its privileged links with fashion and the great couturier Hubert de Givenchy? To one of his favorite shoots? On his commitment to Unicef? Apple doesn’t say a word.

An esthete director

On the other hand, according to the specialized press, the director is known: Luca Guadagnino. Oscar nominee for gay romance Call Me By Your name which revealed Timothée Chalamet, the Italian filmmaker is renowned for his elegiac camera, his talent for staging beauty, summer torpor, sensuality and the fragility of feelings (A Bigger Splash, We Are Who We Are). He’s also capable of the bloodiest horror with his remake of Suspiria and Bones & All, the cannibalistic tale that he finishes editing and where he finds Timothée Chalamet. Luca Guadagnino is no stranger to the field of fashion either. He has signed dozens of short advertising films for Armani, Fendi and Cartier. In 2020, he presented the documentary at the Venice Film Festival Salvatore – Shoemaker of Dreams dedicated to the shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo.

This project is another big bang for Apple TV + which produces the brutal Killers of The Flower Moon which brings together Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. The tech giant also won the auction to develop a thriller starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.


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