The legendary Katharine Hepburn is getting the biopic treatment, based on the 2007 biography Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn by William J. Mann.
An upcoming independent film will feature two sides of Hepburn’s legacy, the 25-year-old breaking into Hollywood and the 80-year-old looking back on it. Producer Richard Akel told IndieWire: “This is not the Kate Hepburn of public legend, including all those Tracy-Hepburn pictures, but rather the much more fascinating and complex private woman.”
Problem? Finding one woman to encompass Hepburn’s intangible grace, independence, and fierce spirit.
Here are a few ladies who could possibly do Hepburn justice:
The Canadian actress, recognizable from the Bomb Girls television series, has both the spunky personality and trouser prowess to pull off Hepburn.
2. Cate Blanchett
Blanchett comes to mind immediately, not only for her classic Hollywood essence, but because she’s already portrayed Hepburn on screen in The Aviator.
3. Amy Adams
From Enchanted to American Hustle, the charming Adams has made it clear she can handle comedy, drama,…
4. Tilda Swinton
If anyone could come close to capturing Hepburn’s intensity and allusive charm – it would be the adaptable and chameleon-like Tilda Swinton.
5. Greta Gerwig
Gerwig isn’t hesitant about showing off both her dance moves and delightful quirkiness when she is onscreen.
6. Rachel McAdams
7. McAdams is the quintessential American sweetheart, but underneath all that sweetness – she’s one tough broad.
8. Lizzy Caplan
9. Jessica Chastain
10. Hilary Swank
Portraying iconic figures such as Amelia Earhart and tackling heart wrenching storylines, Swank has the acting chops and just the right amount of badassery for the role.
Or try to, anyway.
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