Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Geoffrey Rush, Stanley Tucci Team for Final Portrait

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Geoffrey Rush, Stanley Tucci Team for Final Portrait

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HanWay to launch project in Berlin.

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) is to star as artist Alberto Giacometti in Stanley Tucci-directed drama Final Portrait, which HanWay will launch this week at Berlin's European Film Market (EFM) (Feb 5-13).

CAA represents US rights.

The film will recount Giacometti's life as told by his old friend and US art critic, James Lord as he sits to have his portrait painted. The film is based on Lord's book about Giacometti.

Gail Egan's Potboiler will produce with Ilann Girard, Fred Hogg and Olive Productions. Additional casting is underway.

The Hunger Games star Tucci has written and will direct.

Tucci said: "I am thrilled to bring this story of Giacometti and his dear friend James Lord to the screen based on one of the great books of our time. …

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