Agnieszka Grochowska Joins Cast of Andrezej Wajda’s ‘Walesa’

7:19 AM PST 11/28/2011 by Scott Roxborough

The Polish actress will play Danuta Wałesa, wife of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

COLOGNE, Germany – Polish actress Agnieszka Grochowska has joined the cast of Andrezej Wajda’s highly-anticipated Walesa biopic, playing Danuta Wałesa the wife of Solidarity leader Lech Walesa. Robert Wieckiewicz stars as Walesa in the period drama, which begins shooting Dec. 1 in Warsaw and Gdansk. Both Wieckiewicz and Groschowska star in Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness, which is Poland’s candidate for the 2012 Foreign Language Oscars.

Walesa will focus on the start of the Solidarity movement, which begun with a Walesa-led workers’ revolt at the Gdansk shipyards in the 1970s.

Janusz Glowacki, who wrote the script for Wajda’s Hunting Flies (1969), has penned the Walesa screenplay. Oscar-nomined cinematographer Pawel Edelman (The Pianist, Carnage) is lensing the film.

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