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Andrew Garfield to Fight for 'The Woman in Gold' with Helen Mirren

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February 26, 2014
Source: The Daily Mail

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Along with the news that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be directed by Marc Webb, there were rumblings that Sony Pictures intends on releasing some sort of Spider-Man film every year starting in 2016, with spin-offs like Venom and The Sinister Six coming between the staple franchise films. That means Andrew Garfield is going to be pretty busy over the next few years, and in between these blockbuster roles, he's taking on smaller dramas. Garfield is already on board Silence from Martin Scorsese and 99 Houses with Michael Shannon, and now The Daily Mail reports he'll star in The Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren.

The film comes from director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn), and follows the story of Maria Altmann, a woman who worked with lawyer Randol Schoenberg (Garfield) to take legal action against the Austrian government to recover art works that once belonged to her family but were stolen by the Nazis. So it's basically the story of The Monuments Men but by way of a courtroom drama. The film's title comes from one of the paintings called "The Lady in Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer" by Gustav Klimt, and the woman in the painting was actually Altmann's aunt. In addition, Daniel Bruhl (Rush) is supposed to play an Austrian official, so this is one hell of a cast so far. Could this be an Oscar contender? We'll find out.

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