'Orphan Black' Star in Talks to Join Helen Mirren in 'Woman in Gold' (Exclusive)

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Tatiana Maslany is in negotiations to join the cast of The Weinstein Co. and BBC's The Woman in Gold.

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds will star in the true story of a Holocaust survivor’s (Mirren) crusade to get back her long-lost family heirlooms including Gustav Klimt paintings from the Austrian government 60 years after Nazi soldiers stole them from her home. Reynolds will play the attorney who took her case.

Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn) will direct the film, which begins shooting later this month.

Maslany became a breakout thanks to her chameleon-like role on BBC America's Orphan Black. So it comes as no surprise that parent company BBC, which is co-financing the film, would enlist Maslany to co-star in Woman in Gold.

Maslany will play a young Mirren in the flashback scenes.

David Thompson and Kris Thykier are producing, while the Harvey and Bob Weinstein are executive producing alongside Ed Rubin and BBC's Christine Langan.

Alexi Kay Campbell wrote the screenplay.

Worldview Entertainment, which recently signed a five-year multi-picture partnership with TWC, is co-financing the film.

Maslany, whose work in Orphan Black garnered a Critic’s Choice Award, the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in a Drama, the Canadian Screen Award, the Gracie Award and the Young Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award, is repped by Resolution, Magnolia Entertainment and Characters Talent Agency.

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