Niki Caro’s biopic of late opera singer Maria Callas is not the one for which Meryl Streep will take on the title role.
Streep will appear in a TV adaptation of Terrence McNally’s stage play Master Class, to be made by HBO. Mike Nichols (The Graduate) will direct, having previously directed Streep’s Oscar nominated performances in Postcards from the Edge and Silkwood.
Caro’s Callas was first announced in late 2011. It was sort of confirmed at Cannes in May this year with an announcement it would shoot in the second half of the year. As yet, no casting announcements have been made.