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Julianne Moore to Star in New Take on Sebastian Lelio’s Lauded Female-Centric ‘Gloria’

Paulina García starred in the original.

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I think they’ve got your number, Julianne. THR reports that Julianne Moore is set to star in the English-language remake of Sebastian Lelio’s “Gloria,” which Lelio will write himself. Paulina García won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 2013 Berlinale, where the original comedy/drama about a single woman in her 50s premiered; her performance rightly earned praise throughout its run on the festival circuit and in limited release.

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“As one of the greatest actresses in the world, Julianne giving her interpretation of the character is not only a huge honor, it’s irresistible,” said Lelio. “It’s going to be like jazz, you’ll feel the spirit of the original story but it’ll be re-invigorated and vital. The new film has yet to be titled, which means there’s a good chance it won’t be called “Gloria,” and will be set in Los Angeles rather than Santiago, Chile.

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Original producer Juan de Dios Larraín will reprise his role alongside his brother/producing partner Pablo (“Jackie,” “Neruda”). Moore will next be seen in Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” which is set to premiere at Cannes this month.

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