MUMBAI: According to Deadline, the Weinstein Company has set Ryan Reynolds (Two Guys and a Girl, The Proposal) and is negotiating with Golden Globe Award nominee Daniel Bruhl (Inglorious Basterds, Rush) to join Academy award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, Hitchcock) in Woman In Gold.
In the film, Mirren will play real-life heroine Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Austria, noted for her ultimately successful legal campaign to reclaim five family-owned paintings by the artist Gustav Klimt, stolen by the Nazis during World War II, from the Government of Austria. Reynolds will play the attorney who took his case despite knowing little about art, and Bruhl will play his adversary.
David Thompson and Kris Thykier are producing, while the executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Christine Langan and Ed Rubin. Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) will direct in May.
The script was written by Alexi Kay Campbell (The Golden Lady). Reynolds just finished Mississippi Grind, and he is the lead of Atom Egoyan’s The Captive and in Selfless. Bruhl is coming off Rush and most recently wrapped A Most Wanted Man.