Saturday, April 19, 2014

Garbo and Dietrich On The Small Screen

Greta Garbo
Marlene Dietrich



Now this I would watch! A TV series centering on the intersecting lives of Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich is being developed by Annapurna Pictures. It’ll be powerhouse producer Megan Ellison’s first foray into television, and if her eye for great films is any indication, it’s sure to be a success. In case you don’t know, Ellison was behind two of last year’s accolade-heavy films – American Hustle and Her – and she became the first woman to score two Academy Award noms for Best Picture. (She’s also the daughter of a billionaire…and she’s a year younger than me. BRB, crying.)


But anyway, back to this glorious project. According to Variety, the yet-to-be-titled story is set in Hollywood’s Golden Age and explores the two icons’ relationships with the likes of Tallulah Bankhead, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant and John Wayne. It seems they had a lot of similarities beyond their fiercely penciled eyebrows and affinity for rocking sick pantsuits. Who would you tap to play Swedish siren Garbo and German star Dietrich? I’m already playing casting director…

2 comments:

Rebecca Tuccillo said...

I totally think Greta Gerwig could play Greta Garbo! They could totally make her up to look like her! And, bonus!, they have practically the same name! :-)

Andrea said...

Agreed! I can see it! http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Columnist/Columnists/2011/4/21/1303403928554/Greta-Gerwig-007.jpg