Niki Caro is set to direct the biopic Callas, charting the tragic relationship between the opera diva and Aristotle Onassis.  

Caro, currently in post on McFarland, is writing the story of love and betrayal and said: “I have a great fascination for Maria Callas, who was such a powerful woman and artist, but also troubled and stuck in this very destructive relationship.”

Producers on the Europe-Australia co-production are Gudio, Nicola and Marco De Angelis of Italy’s De Angelis Group, René Bastian and Linda Moran of New York-based Belladonna Productions and Brett Thornquest of Eclectic Vision in Australia.

Filming is set to commence in late autumn on location in Italy, France and the Czech Republic.