Actress Faye Dunaway to Play Maria Callas

Published December 30th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

US actress Faye Dunaway is to produce and star in a movie about the life of Maria Callas, and would like to have Al Pacino at her side to play the part of Aristotle Onassis, the operatic diva's companion. 

Dunaway made the announcement on Saturday, during the sixth Capri Festival of Cinema, held on the Mediterranean island off Italy's southwestern coast, where she received a "Legend Award." 

Dunaway, who has already interpreted the opera singer for the stage in the play "Master Class," was in Capri to present "Yellow Bird," a short film she directed and in which she co-stared with actor James Coburn -- AFP 

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