Helen Mirren to Star as Israeli Leader Golda Meir in Guy Nattiv’s ‘Golda,’ Produced by Michael Kuhn
Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for “The Queen,” will portray Israel’s legendary Prime Minister Golda Meir in “Golda.” The film will be directed by Academy Award winner Guy Nattiv, and produced by BAFTA winner Michael Kuhn.Embankment will represent international sales, with CAA Media Finance and ICM jointly handling the North American rights.
Production is eyeing an October start.The screenplay – written by Nicholas Martin (“Florence Foster Jenkins”), who also produces – focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Meir, also known as the “Iron Lady of Israel,” faced during the Yom Kippur War.On Oct.
6, 1973, under cover of darkness, on Israel’s holiest day and during the month of Ramadan, the combined forces of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan begin a surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights.
Outnumbered and outgunned, Meir confronts the immediate, clear, and present danger of a ticking