Montauk’s Julianne Moore will star in an English-language reimagining of the 2013 film Chilean-Spanish drama Gloria. According to Hollywood Reporter, the new film may have a different title and won’t be a straight remake, but is inspired by the original’s story and characters. Sebastian Lelio, who directed Gloria, will write the adaptation. The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, likely next year.
Moore is set to play a woman in her 50s, who goes to social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles. When she meets a man named Arnold, she falls in love and feels both hope and despair, but eventually uncovers a new strength inside herself.
“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,” Lelio told Hollywood Reporter. “It’s going to be like jazz, you’ll feel the spirit of the original story but it’ll be reinvigorated and vital.”
Producer Juan de Dios Larraín added that “the film tells a fascinating story from one of those thousands of women who try to be happy in their 50s, where an apparently boring life can be fascinating, erotic, fun and complex. Julianne Moore can’t be better for the role.”
On the more commercial film front, Moore is starring in Kingsman 2. Check out the trailer for the original version of Gloria below.