Jodie Foster will direct a film about the incredible theft of the Mona Lisa

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In 1911, a man dared to steal the Mona Lisa, Leonardo’s masterpiece, the most famous painting in the world.

Fascinated by this extraordinary news item, for which Picasso and Apollinaire were suspected, Jodie Foster decided to go behind the camera to adapt Seymour Reit’s historical novel: They Stole the Mona Lisa for the cinema.

Jodie Foster will direct a film about the incredible theft of the Mona Lisa

For two years, the painting remained hidden in a decrepit apartment on rue de l’Hôpital Saint-Louis, in the 10th arrondissement. Thief? An Italian glazier, Vincenzo Peruggia, who had worked at the Louvre and put the portrait under glass.

This is the second time that Vincenzo Perrugia’s incredible flight has become the subject of a film. In 1966, Michel Deville and his indispensable accomplice the screenwriter Nina Companeez invented a story of aesthetic obsession.

George Chakiris played a painting thief infatuated with the beauty of Leonardo da Vinci’s model, Lisa Gherardini. He will end up falling in love with Marina Vlady, a contemporary twin in his eyes, of the famous portrait.

Jodie Foster will direct a film about the incredible theft of the Mona Lisa Jodie Foster will direct a film about the incredible theft of the Mona Lisa
If we are to believe the first indiscretions, Jodie Foster, who entrusted the writing of the screenplay to William Wheeler (Ghost in the Shell, Queen of Katwe), would rather like to direct a gripping and original thriller in the vein of L The Thomas Crown affair which brought together the anthology duo Steve McQueen-Faye Dunaway.

Jodie Foster, who speaks the language of Molière perfectly, will certainly take advantage of this filming to spend two months in Paris. And once again, for the duration of a film, the mystery of the Mona Lisa and its creator, the incomparable Leonardo da Vinci, will hover in the galleries of the Louvre.

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