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Samara Weaving plays Napoleon's sister-in-law in a biopic on her American life

2021-01-26T18:10:36.766Z

The Ready or Not star will star in this costumed feature film called Liz, which sets out to retrace the journey of this personality of 19th century American good society.



According to

Variety

magazine

, 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

Liz

.

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

Liz

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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Besides

Ready or Not

, Samara Weaving has starred in the

SMILF

series

and the horror films

Three Billboards: The Panels of Vengeance

and

The Babysitter

.

Based on a screenplay by Gabriel Neustadt,

Liz

will be directed by Adam Leon, director of the romantic drama

Tramps

and the independent comedy

Gimme the Loot

.

Her next film,

Italian Studies

with Vanessa Kirby, is scheduled for 2021.

Also according to

Variety

, the biopic promises a realization in the sauce of the

Chronicles of Bridgerton

or

Great

.

It will be produced by 3311 Productions, the studio behind

The Assistant

and

Brigsby Bear

.

The production company has not yet announced a schedule for the filming or release of the film.

Source: lefigaro

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