Rachel Weisz to portray Old Hollywood icon Lamarr?
Indie flick "Face Value" focuses on scientific second life of Austrian-American actress
British actress Rachel Weisz may be polishing up her best Austrian accent to portray '40s movie icon Hedy Lamarr in forthcoming "Face Value." Directed by Amy Redford, daughter of Robert, the indie film focuses on the unusual life of the Old Hollywood actress and her second life as a scientist.
Written by Jose Rivera and Gretchen Somerfeld, the script for "Face Value" exposes Lamarr's scientific contributions to frequency-hopping, which informs today's wireless technologies. These studies came prior to and amidst some of the Austrian-born actress' biggest movies, including 1949's largest grossing film "Samson and Delilah," the sensual "Ecstasy" and comedy "My Favorite Spy."
This film venture won the TFI Sloan Filmmaker grant at the Sundance Institute last year and is produced by Nimbus Pictures.
Weisz can be seen in at least two new films this year, including Alejandro Amenabar's epic "Agora" and "The Brothers Bloom," directed by Rian Johnson ("Brick"). She will also appear in "The Lovely Bones" and "Dirt Music."
Amy Redford's first directorial contribution came with last year's "The Guitar," which premiered at Sundance.
News From Our Partners
- What to Watch Tonight: The Season Finales of SVU, The Middle, Modern Family, Chicago Fire, Nashville, and Criminal Minds What to Watch Tonight: SYTYCD, Awkward., and the Finales of Grimm, The Game, and DWTS 7 Lessons We Learned from the 2012-2013 TV Season
- Is 'Jurassic Park 4' a Reboot? Yes, According to Sam Neill 'Return of the Jedi': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Finale Melissa McCarthy Fires a 'Tammy' Extra for Mistreating Her Child
- 'Grimm' Season Finale Review: "Goodnight, Sweet Grimm" 'The Killing' Season 3′s Latest Trailer: The Beginning of a New Spree! 'Man of Steel' Trailer: Zod Will Make Us Suffer
- 'The Voice' Recap: Top 8 Revealed, Blake Shelton + Miranda Lambert Perform 'Over You' T-ara Member Hyomin Shows Off Her Sexy Side in Korean InStyle [Pics] Listen to David Guetta's Remix of Empire of the Sun's 'Alive
- HomeVideo Review: My Neighbor Totoro / Howl’s Moving Castle TV Club 10: What made The Middle one of the best family comedies in years For Our Consideration: Will indie-rock reunions become just part of the plan?
- The Telefile - TV on DVD: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The Telefile - Veep: The Episode's Best Insults The Telefile - Saturday Night Live: Straight Outta 8H
- Who Won 'DWTS'? Backstage Drama Leads To 'Nashville' Changes Who Went Home On 'The Voice'?
- In Pictures: The Cars of Fast & Furious Digital Multiplex: Warm Bodies and Aftershock Discover the Best-Reviewed Films in Summer Movie Scorecard 2013