Simon Curtis’ The Woman In Gold started shooting last week, and yesterday Deadline reported that Katie Holmes is joining Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Antje Traue and Tatiana Maslany in the Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures drama. Today comes word that Downton Abbey‘s Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Pryce are coming aboard with Max Irons, Charles Dance and Moritz Bleibtreu now confirmed. In his screenwriting debut, playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell penned the script that’s based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor who sets out to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Gustav Klimt’s famous painting, ‘The Lady In Gold’. She teams with a plucky young lawyer in a major battle to sue the government. David Thompson is producing for Origin with Kris Thykier. Harvey and Bob Weinstein are exec producers as is BBC Films’ Christine Langan. The movie will shoot for eight weeks in the UK, Austria and the U.S. McGovern is repped by the Curtis Brown Group and UTA; Pryce is with Julian Belfrage Associates and UTA.
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