, Australian comedian Samara Weaving has been cast to play Elizabeth Patterson-Bonaparte, socialite and forgotten founding mother of the United States under President Jefferson, in a biopic named
The actress was particularly well known after her role in the black comedy
Ready or Not
, a commercial success having brought in 57 million dollars.
The American branch of Bonaparte
traces the story of the first wife of Napoleon's youngest brother.
Daughter of a wealthy Baltimore businessman, she married Jérôme Bonaparte in 1803 but her marriage was subsequently canceled by the Emperor of the French, who wished to use members of the imperial family to forge links with the old European aristocracy.
Mother of a little Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte at the time of her separation, Elizabeth returned to the United States humiliated but her return marked the beginning of her real reign.
Renowned for her beauty and her wit, she became one of the essential figures in American social life.
His grandson, Charles Joseph Bonaparte-Patterson would later become Secretary of the Navy under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, then Attorney General of the United States.
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Ready or Not
, Samara Weaving has starred in the
and the horror films
Three Billboards: The Panels of Vengeance
Based on a screenplay by Gabriel Neustadt,
will be directed by Adam Leon, director of the romantic drama
and the independent comedy
Gimme the Loot
Her next film,
with Vanessa Kirby, is scheduled for 2021.
Also according to
, the biopic promises a realization in the sauce of the
Chronicles of Bridgerton
It will be produced by 3311 Productions, the studio behind
The production company has not yet announced a schedule for the filming or release of the film.