News

Katharine Hepburn biopic coming to big screen

Katharine Hepburn biopic coming to big screen

BIOPIC: Actor Spencer Tracy is shown posing with longtime companion and co-star Katharine Hepburn during their heyday. Photo: Associated Press

Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn is set to get the big screen treatment yet again in an upcoming biopic.

Independent film producers are developing a new film about the iconic actress based on author William J. Mann’s book, “Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn.”

British director Clare Beavan has been tapped to helm the film, while the screenwriting team of Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen, who wrote “Best Actress” about Joan Crawford and Bette Davis’ rivalry, are set to adapt the book for film.

“Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn” will focus on her early years in movies and how she went from an outsider to becoming one of the most beloved stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Earlier this year, bosses at Reunion Pictures announced they are also in the process of developing a film centered around Hepburn and her 25-year love affair with Spencer Tracy.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 30

Fresh
elvis

The Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Music

At $90 million, Garth Brooks tops country earners

garth

Brooks, 53, who resumed touring last year after 13 years off the road, also notched up the biggest pay day in a single year.

in National

TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

tsa

The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.