Ryan Reynolds Takes Lead in Nazi-Stolen Art Drama 'Woman in Gold'
Not too long ago, we learned that Andrew Garfield was going to join Helen Mirren in the World War II drama Woman in Gold. Using what feels like a story set after the events of The Monuments Men, the film follows the story of Maria Altmann, a woman who worked with lawyer Randol Schoenberg to take legal action against the Austrian government to recover art works that once belonged to her family but were stolen by the Nazis. Garfield was meant to play the attorney, but now Deadline reports Ryan Reynolds is surprisingly stepping into the dramatic role for The Weinstein Company film from director Simon Curtis.
After a series of poorly performing films, it looks like Reynolds is ready to shake his career up a bit, and we're certainly interested to see how he fares, especially knowing how well he worked in films like Safe House and Buried. In addition, Daniel Bruhl (Rush, The Fifth Estate) is in talks to play Reynolds' adversary in the film, so that should make for an interesting rivalry. With a compelling courtroom story, and an interesting assembly of talent, this project certainly has our attention for now, and while it sounds like a potential Oscar contender, we'll wait for a trailer to see how it looks. Thoughts?