Katie Holmes, Max Irons and Charles Dance among the new additions to the true story starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Brühl.
Principal photography has begun on Woman in Gold and will run for eight weeks on location in the UK, Austria and the US.
The true story of a Jewish refugee who took on a government to recover art treasures that belonged to her family - produced by Origin Pictures, BBC Films and The Weinstein Company - will be directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn).
The all-star cast includes Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), Ryan Reynolds (Captives) and Daniel Brühl (Rush).
New additions to the cast include Katie Holmes (The Giver), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Max Irons (The Riot Club), Antje Traue (Man of Steel), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), Moritz Bleibtreu (Run Lola Run), and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
Making his screenwriting debut is playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride). The film will be produced by David Thompson for Origin Pictures and by Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC Films’ Christine Langan. US distribution and international sales are being handled by The Weinstein Company, as first revealed by ScreenDaily in February.
Mirren will play Jewish woman Maria Altmann who starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting The Lady in Gold, 60 years after she fled Vienna during the Second World War.
Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks on a major battle that takes themto the heart of the Austrian establishment and the US Supreme Court, forcing her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.