facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Meryl Streep to star as opera legend Maria Callas in 'Master Class'

The movie is based on the Terrence McNally play of the same name.
By Annie Martin   |   June 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM   |   Comments

1 of 5
| License Photo
NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep will star as opera legend Maria Callas in new TV movie Master Class.

The 64-year-old actress has taken the role in an HBO adaptation of the Terrence McNally play. The Broadway production opened in 1995, with Zoe Caldwell as the lead.

The play is based on the life of opera diva Maria Callas, born in 1923. The plot begins as she teaches a master class in voice at the Juiliard School, but truly centers on her musings about her own life and career. She recalls her early doubts and disappointments, and continues into her triumphs and love affair with Aristotle Onassis.

Sources tell Page Six filming will begin in January. The actress is reportedly "learning the tricks of the guitar trade from none other than legendary Neil Young" for the movie.

Follow @littlemannie and @UPI on Twitter.
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have set a wedding date Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have set a wedding date
2
Roma Downey to host religious series on TLC Roma Downey to host religious series on TLC
3
Emma Stone explains why she kept ruining 'Birdman' Emma Stone explains why she kept ruining 'Birdman'
4
Kendall Jenner and friends take in a Knicks game in NYC Kendall Jenner and friends take in a Knicks game in NYC
5
Melissa Rivers to inherit $100M in cash and assets from Joan Rivers Melissa Rivers to inherit $100M in cash and assets from Joan Rivers
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback