Eva Mendez to star as Maria Callas in “Greek Fire”

Eva MendesThe story of Maria Callas, renowned Greek opera singer and Aristotle Onassis, the richest man of his time will be brought to life on screen in 2011.  The film is based on the book, Greek Fire by Nicholas Gage, a Greek author who’s family comes from Epirus.  The script has been developed by Jullian Fellowes, and will star Eva Mendez as Maria Callas.

The book, and soon to be film, unveils the scandalous love affair of Callas and Onassis and the significance the relationship plays on their lives. Gage is credited as one of the first investigative reporters and was the first to work on the Watergate scandal. He also reported for the NY Times. Through Gage’s expert eye, and extensive research we discover shocking information about Callas and Aristotle’s story. Now, to be translated onto film.

Gaumont, France’s leading film production and distribution company has paired up with producer, Nick Wechsler behind the movie. Gage will also be co-producing.

Gaumont CEO, Cristof Riandee explains the interest in working on this project,  “This is a story of the impact that love can have on a star, Maria was so in love with Onassis that when their affair ended, she began to lose her voice, and there is a famous moment in Paris where she could not sing the third and fourth acts of an opera. Nick wanted to be more international, and we want to produce more U.S. movies. We have the same taste and have developed a very collaborative relationship, which is very important.”


5 COMMENTS

  1. NONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This makes me want to cry! NOT EVA MENDEZ!!! Maria Callas, my opera icon deserves better. No offense Eva is beautiful, but she does not have the class that Callas had. Not at all. She’s a sexy latina. I would prefer Angelina Jolie in that case. At least with contact lenses, dark and lots of makeup, she could pass as La Divina and she is a class actress! Eva Mendez is not similar at all in any way…. I am very, very sad…

  2. I have the perfect actress for this role. Silvina Escudero, She is an Argentine born actress, dancer, singer, she moves, smiles talks, walk, has the same gesticulations, almost don´t need make up is Callas alive! if dont belive it. Search on facebook or internet…Lo
    Please Producers!!! take a Look and Cast please!!!
    Maria Callas is my all times Singer Diva and I want the best actress to play this role
    Gabriel Cullaciati Delagnes

  3.  Gabriel, Maria Callas deserves better than a stripper pornstar model to play her. Women can be great WITHOUT posing in mags and shaking fake boobs. Maria was class. Boobstars are not.

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