LADY NAZCA MOVIE
SENDS PAULA BEER TO PERU
European updates this weekend, starting with Screen Daily's report on Paula Beer and Guillaume Gallienne who will lead the English language biopic LADY NAZCA about German mathematician Maria Reiche who pioneered research into Peru’s mysterious Nazca lines in the 1940s, and then
fought for their preservation throughout her life. The Nazca lines, a 50 square km area in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, are a mysterious group of geoglyphs, forming geometric designs and the shapes of birds and animals when viewed from the sky.
Reiche first moved to Peru in the 1930s to work as a governess after studying mathematics and languages at university in her native city of Dresden. She became fascinated by the lines after a trip to the Nazca Desert in the early 1940s and made it her life’s mission to research their meaning and protect them. This passion brought with it trouble and danger but also give her a sense of peace. Gallienne will play her co-archaeologist Paul Kosok in the Damien Dorsaz helmed movie.
|Paula Beer will topline Lady Nazca period set drama|
1ST IMAGE OF VICKY KRIEPS
AS EMPRESS SISI IN CORSAGE
Screen Daily has also published the first photo of Vicky Krieps as the 19th century Empress Elisabeth of Austria in Marie Kreutzer's movie CORSAGE. Shooting till July, the movie will depict the empress famous for her beauty during the short period of her life around Christmas 1877 when she
turned 40, an age considered old for women at the time. Florian Teichtmeister plays her husband Emperor Joseph, Manuel Rubey is cousin and close friend Ludwig II, King of Bavaria and Katharina Lorenz is lady-in-waiting and confidante Marie Festetics.
|First Look at Vicky Krieps as Austrian vain empress Sisi|
1ST IMAGE OF CLAIRE DANES
IN THE ESSEX SERPENT SERIES
Over in Britain, Claire Danes is shooting period set TV series for Apple TV + THE ESSEX SERPENT which is a small screen adaptation of Sarah Perry’s 2016 novel about newly widowed Cora (Claire Danes) who, having
being released from an abusive marriage, relocates in 1893 from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local
superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area. The book itself won a number of awards back when it was published over in Britain.
|First look at Claire Danes in The Essex Serpent television series|
|Claire Danes in Victorian garb at the set of the new series|