Stanley Tucci readies for Final Portrait
Fortitude actor Stanley Tucci is preparing to helm a feature biopic of the artist Giacometti, currently in pre-production at a London studio.
Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer star in Final Portrait, with Tucci calling the shots from his own screenplay; Fred Hogge, Ilann Girard and Gail Egan produce for Potboiler and Olive Productions respectively.
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The feature is based on the book A Giacometti Portrait by American art critic James Lord, and explores how the writer and his subject became friends a relationship which later became strained when Lord sat for the famous Swiss painter and sculptor in 1960s Paris.
Tucci has been in the director’s chair before – the last time being 2007’s Blind Date – but Final Portrait marks his major feature debut behind the camera.
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