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Internet rejoice: We’re getting a Leonora Carrington biopic.

Emily Temple

May 16, 2019, 2:00pm

According to Screen Daily, there’s a new, as-yet untitled biopic in the works about your very favorite surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington, whom Dorothy recently brought back into our lives. It will be based not on Carrington’s work but on Great Mexican Novelist Elena Poniatowska’s Leonora, a biographical novel about her life. The biopic, the brainchild of German producer/director team Lena Vurma and Thorsten Klein, is still in the earliest stages, but it has received development backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and Klein will be writing the screenplay.

Carrington is immensely fascinating, so I have high hopes for this project. Obviously, Tilda Swinton should star.

In the meantime, read Carrington’s story “Mr. Gregory’s Fly” here.

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