THR is reporting that Julianne Moore has signed on to headline a reimagining of director Sebastian Lelio’s critically acclaimed 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama Gloria, although will not be a straight-up remake, but rather inspired by the story and characters.
The new film, which is being produced by Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain, will see Moore playing “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 realizes that now, surprisingly, she can shine brighter than ever.”
“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,” said Lelio, who is scripting the new version.
“This 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, with Sebastian in the directing,” added Juan de Dios Larraín.
Moore’s next film Wonderstruck is set to premiere at Cannes this month, while she also has Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle and George Clooney’s Suburbicon on the horizon.