Julianne Moore to star in ‘Gloria’ remake

Los Angeles [USA], May 14 : Hollywood actress Julianne Moore is all set to star in re-imagining of Sebastian Lelio's critically acclaimed flick 'Gloria'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new project, currently untitled, would not be a straight remake of the Chilean-Spanish drama, but is inspired by the film's story and characters.

The 'Still Alice' star will play a free-spirited woman in her 50s. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights, seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles.

Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Arnold. Their intense passion, to which she gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair, until she uncovers a new strength and realises that now she can shine brighter than ever.

Lelio shared, "As one of the greatest actresses in the world, Julianne giving her interpretation of the character is not only a huge honor, it's irresistible.

It's going to be like jazz, you'll feel the spirit of the original story but it'll be re-invigorated and vital." Juan de Dios Larrain, who produced the original film, is producing the new project.

The film is also being produced by his partner and is directed by Pablo Larrain. FilmNation Entertainment will launch international sales on the film at the upcoming Cannes market. Lelio's 2013 film Gloria debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, where lead actress Paulina Garcia won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

It also played at the Toronto Film Festival, and was the Chilean entry for the best foreign language film for the Academy Awards.

Source: ANI