Katie Holmes Joins The Weinstein Co.'s 'Woman in Gold'
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Tatiana Maslany already have signed on for the film, which will be directed by Simon Curtis.
Katie Holmes, Daniel Bruhl and Elizabeth McGovern have joined the cast of The Woman in Gold for The Weinstein Co., BBC Films and Origin Pictures.
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Tatiana Maslany already have signed on for the film, which began shooting May 23 in the U.K., Austria and the United States.
The Woman in Gold chronicles the 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 (Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Gustav Klimt's famous painting The Lady in Gold. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle that 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. Maslany plays the young Altmann. Holmes will portray the wife of Reynolds' character.
Max Irons, Antje Traue, Charles Dance, Moritz Bleibtreu and Jonathan Pryce round out the cast of Woman in Gold, which marks the reteaming of director Simon Curtis, The Weinstein Co. and BBC Films following My Week With Marilyn.
Playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride) wrote the screenplay.
Origin Pictures' David Thompson is producing alongside Kris Thykier. Harvey and Bob Weinstein are executive producing as is BBC Films' Christine Langan.
U.S. distribution and international sales are being handled by TWC.