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Helen Mirren in talks to star in biopic The Golden Lady

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Feb 17, 2014 | 1:31pm EST

Dame Helen Mirren is in talks to star in a new movie about a real-life Jewish refugee who battled Austrian officials for the safe return of art stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. The Queen star is slated to portray Maria Altmann in The Golden Lady, about the four decades she spent fighting government officials in Austria after learning they had taken charge of art pieces including The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which belonged to her uncle, and was valued at over $130 million (£81.3 million). In 2006, the paintings were returned to Altmann and her relatives. My Week With Marilyn filmmaker Simon Curtis is set to direct the movie, with production slated to begin in the summer (14) in the U.S. and Europe.

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