Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep will play Greek opera legend Maria Callas in an upcoming film, The New York Daily News Page Six column published recently. Maria Callas was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century.
Meryl Streep will play the American-born Greek soprano in a film version of Terrence McNally’s Tony-winning play “Master Class” for HBO.
The film will be directed by Mike Nichols and focus on Callas’ days teaching students at New York City’s Juilliard School in 1971.
Other real-life icons played by the actress onscreen include Margaret Thatcher, Anna Wintour and Julia Child.
Filming of “Master Class” is expected to begin in January 2015.