March 05, 2014
Acclaimed actress Glenn Close (Damages) has been hired to play Anna Anderson, the woman who famously, and falsely, claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, according to Deadline.
The film, Duchess, will cover the later years of Anna's life, after a court ordered her to live in a retirement home. Her American husband Jack absconded with her and the two went on a wild cross-country road trip while trying to avoid authorities.
Directed by Arie Posen, who previously worked with Close on the hit 2005 drama Chumscrubber, the film will begin shooting in Virginia.