The critically acclaimed 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama Gloria is set to get a makeover with Julianne Moore set to star.
The yet-to-be-titled interpretation of the Sebastian Lelio‘s original won’t be a direct remake of the film but will be inspired by the story and characters.
The film will have Moore playing a free-spirited, yet lonely woman in her 50s who spends her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles. When she meets a man named Arnold, things start to change. She taps into a new intense passion and at the same time, becomes emotionally conflicted between hope and despair. All the while, she finds a new strength and realizes that she can shine brighter than ever.
Lelio will write the adaptation while Juan de Dios Larraín, who produced the original film, will produce alongside Jackie director Pablo Larrain.
The original Gloria bowed at the Berlin Film Festival where Paulina García won the Silver Bear for Best Actress. The film went on to play at the Toronto Film Festival and was submitted for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards.
Lelio recently released the film A Fantastic Woman in Chile. Coming up next for the director is the drama Disobedience starring Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz.
Moore can be seen next in Wonderstruck from Carol director Todd Haynes, which will make its debut in Wonderstruck. She will step into the action genre in Kingsman 2 and will star opposite Matt Damon and George Clooney in Suburbicon. She will also star in David O’Russell’s untitled Amazon project with Robert De Niro.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer