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Cascade Plans Hester Stanhope Biopic

By Garth Franklin Monday January 28th 2013 06:10AM
Cascade Plans Hester Stanhope Biopic

Cascade Pictures is developing "The Lady Who Went Too Far," a biopic about Lady Hester Stanhope, and has hired "The King’s Speech" writer David Seidler to pen the screenplay.

The story follows the true tale of Britain’s Lady Hester Stanhope, who rejected London society in the early 1800s to travel across the Mediterranean and into the Middle East.

There she played a major role in stifling Napoleon’s advances towards India. The film will be an adaptation of Kristen Ellis’ biography "Star Of The Morning".

Gareth Unwin is producing and shooting aims to begin later this year. The project is not to be confused with Werner Herzog's similar sounding Gertrude Bell biopic "Queen of the Desert" which also aims to begin shooting later this year.

Source: Screen Daily

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