The actress and filmmaker will direct the project based on the book ‘The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa’.
Jodie Foster will direct a new film based on the 1911 robbery of Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait, The Mona Lisa.
The project will be based on Seymour Reit’s book ‘The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa’.
When confirming the news to Deadline at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, producer Jeffrey Soros said: “This happened in 1911, and it was what made the Mona Lisa so famous… We have a completely new script for Jodie Foster I directed it.
“This is in the classic movie mold, how was The Thomas Crown Affair… It’s a funny story, and the crime itself is not sophisticated. Our story combines truth and fiction, and the focus is on the characters behind the stealing orchestration. ”