I caught site of this info on Slashfilm and I thought it was worth sharing. Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt had a very fascinating relationship during World War II.
So fascinating – it was the subject of a book called Franklin and Winston – which I’ve read and was fantastic.
Now, it’s apparently being made into a movie by Angelina Jolie with Anthony Hopkins tipped to play Winston Churchill.
Anthony Hopkins revealed in a recent interview that he’s been talking to Angelina Jolie about taking on the role of Sir Winston Churchill in Churchill and Roosevelt. Although I haven’t heard too many details about the film, it’s probably safe to assume that Churchill and Roosevelt will focus on the two leaders’ professional relationship during World War II.
Jolie is said to be “developing” the film, though it’s not clear whether her official role will be that of a producer, director, actress, or some combination thereof. She’s apparently very excited about the project, however — Hopkins said that Jolie has “got a thing about Churchill,” whatever that means.
Jolie recently sent a synopsis of the script to Hopkins, but the actor has not yet confirmed his involvement. One thing holding him back may be the politician’s famously rotund physique: “I don’t know, I’d have to put on some weight to play Churchill,” Hopkins joked to the interviewer. “I’ve just taken the weight off, I’d have to put it back on again.” The project is still seeking a Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
I’m really looking forward to this – they really did have a fascinating relationship that would make a great movie. The only treatment we’ve had of the friendship so far was from the movie “Into the Storm” which really glazed over it too quickly. Hopkins would make a great Churchill.
We’ll watch this project closely.