Helen Mirren will portray Golda Meir, Israel’s only female Prime Minister, in a biopic titled Golda. The screenplay follows the decisions Meir made during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. The war involved Egypt, Syria and Jordan launching a surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights.
Academy Award winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv (Skin) is serving as director. Nattiv said in a statement: “As someone who was born during the Yom Kippur War, I am honored to tell this fascinating story about the first and only woman to ever lead Israel. Nicholas Martin’s brilliant script dives into Golda’s final chapter as the country faces a deadly surprise attack during the holiest day of the year, a core of delusional generals undermining Golda’s judgement, all the while undergoing secret treatments for her illness. I could not be more excited to work with the legendary Miss Mirren to bring this epic, emotional and complex story to life.”
Golda is expected to begin production in October.
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