Angelina Jolie to Play Opera Singer Maria Callas

On Friday, it was announced that Jolie, 47,

will star as American-born Greek opera singer Maria Callas

in director Pablo Larraín's next film, Maria.

The upcoming movie will be based on true accounts

Steven Knight — who wrote Larraín's 2021 film Spencer

"I take very seriously the responsibility to Maria's life and legacy.

I will give all I can to meet the challenge,"