Glenn Close to Star as 'Anastasia' in DUCHESS Film

Glenn Close. Photo by Walter McBride.

Deadline reports that Glenn Close will star as Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the Grand Russian Duchess Anastasia, in the upcoming film DUCHESS, directed by Arie Posin.

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DUCHESS has a script by Posin and Nicholas Kazan.

The "dark road-trip comedy" is based on the true story of Anna and follows her final days, during which she was kidnapped by her husband Jack Manahan from her court-ordered stay in a retirement home. In the movie, the couple run from the authorities across Virginia and rekindle their romance.

The six-time Oscar nominee's other upcoming projects include Low Down, Guardians of the Galaxy, Anesthesia and 5 to 7. She has appeared on the big screen in Albert Nobbs, Heights, Nine Lives, The Stepford Wives, the TV movie version of South Pacific, 101 and 102 Dalmatians, Tarzan, In & Out, Air Force One and many more films. Her TV credits include Damages, The Simpsons and The Shield.

A three-time Tony Award-winner, Close has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music, The Play What I Wrote, Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden, Benefactors, The Real Thing, Barnum, The Crucifer of Blood, Rex, The Member of the Wedding, The Rules of the Game and Love for Love.

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