The new film “Maria” is set to start filming this month in Hungary.
According to the Budapest Reporter, the film will begin to shoot in Budapest in October and will wrap in December. Budapest will stand in for Paris where Maria Callas died in 1977.
The film is set to star Angelina Jolie in the role of Maria Callas and Turkish actor Haluk Bilginer as Aristotle Onassis. Pablo Larrain will direct the film from a script by Steven Knight.
It will mark the final film in his trilogy which has already seen the director helm “Jackie” and “Spencer.”
“Maria” will be produced by Fabula Pictures’ Juan de Dios Larraín, The Apartment Pictures’ Lorenzo Mieli, and Komlizen Film’s Jonas Dornbach.