Helen Mirren will portray Golda Meir, Israel’s only female Prime Minister, in a biopic titled Golda. The screenplay follows the decisions Meir made during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. The war involved Egypt, Syria and Jordan launching a surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights.

Academy Award winning filmmaker Guy Nattiv (Skin) is serving as director. Nattiv said in a statement: “As someone who was born during the Yom Kippur War, I am honored to tell this fascinating story about the first and only woman to ever lead Israel. Nicholas Martin’s brilliant script dives into Golda’s final chapter as the country faces a deadly surprise attack during the holiest day of the year, a core of delusional generals undermining Golda’s judgement, all the while undergoing secret treatments for her illness. I could not be more excited to work with the legendary Miss Mirren to bring this epic, emotional and complex story to life.”

Golda is expected to begin production in October.

Helen Mirren To Play Israel’s Only Female Prime Minister Golda Meir In Movie Biopic

Via www.msn.com

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