Uday Chopra and Grace of Monaco writer Arash Amel have come together again to produce the as yet untold story of Ingrid Bergmen, one of Hollywood’s legendary names.
YRF Entertainment has optioned Seducing Ingrid Bergman, a novel by Chris Greenhalgh, which dramatizes the real-life affair between the actress Ingrid Bergman and the war photographer Robert Capa. Arash Amel will adapt and will produce with Uday Chopra, as they did together on the Olivier Dahan directed Grace of Monaco, a film being released later this year by The Weinstein Company.
Speaking about this, Uday said, “There are certain untold stories which on hearing, one realises that not only is it a very moving story of a woman but it also seems to deliver a message which goes deeper than the life of just one woman. It seems to talk about all women through her, creating in her an icon. Ingrid Bergman was just such an icon and her romance with Robert Capa, the legendary war photographer, is a story that needs to be told.
“I believe that Arash Amel, who also wrote ‘Grace of Monaco’, is the perfect writer to bring this story to life and I’m very excited to have YRF Entertainment bring it to the world.”
In Seducing Ingrid Bergman, we have one of the greatest undiscovered love stories of the twentieth century. The epic, star-crossed romance of a real-life Casablanca between war photographer Robert Capa and screen legend Ingrid Bergman – two legendary figures whom destiny brought together but fate would try to keep apart, in a sweeping love affair from Paris to Hollywood during World War 2, the Cold War and Hollywood’s darkest hour of the McCarthy witch-hunts.
The script is near completion and other details will soon be revealed as and when the Director and Cast are locked. YRF Entertainment’s Head of Development & Production, Jonathan Reiman, will executive produce.