Oscar-winner Helen Mirren will play Golda Mier, Israel’s only female Prime Minister in a developing film titled ‘Golda’ by fellow Oscar-winner Guy Nattiv (Skin).
Nicholas Martin is writing the script, which centres around the dramatic and high-stake decisions that Meir also known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel’ faced during the Yom Kippur War, which followed Egypt, Syria, and Jordan’s surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights in 1973.
“As someone who was born during the Yom Kippur War, I am honored to tell this fascinating story about the first and only woman to ever lead Israel. Nicholas Martin’s brilliant script dives into Golda’s final chapter as the country faces a deadly surprise attack during the holiest day of the year, a core of delusional generals undermining Golda’s judgment, all the while undergoing secret treatments for her illness. I could not be more excited to work with the legendary Miss Mirren to bring this epic, emotional and complex story to life,” Nattiv disclosed.
Michael Kuhn, the man behind ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ will produce with Embankment taking over the international sales of the film, while CAA Finance Media and ICM handle the domestic rights.
Production is scheduled to begin in October this year.
Mirren who won an Academy award in 2007 for her portrayal as Queen Elizabeth II in the Stephen Frears directed biopic ‘The Queen’, appears next in ‘The Duke’, ‘Fast & Furious 9’ and the Amazon anthology series ‘Solos’.
Mirren has also been cast to play villain Hespera, a daughter of Atlas in ‘Shazam: Fury of the Gods’. The film is a sequel to the box office big seller ‘Shazam’, which starred Zachary Levi.
Mirren is repped by CAA.