Eva Mendes - Eva Mendes To Play Maria Callas On The Big Screen
Eva Mendes is set to portray opera star Maria Callas in an upcoming biopic.
The actress will play the soprano in Greek Fire, based on a book about the singer's tumultuous love life.
And she admits it's a role she couldn't turn down - because Gosford Park screenwriter Julian Fellowes penned the script specifically for Mendes.
She tells Britain's The Independent, "Julian Fellowes wrote a script for me based on the relationship between Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis, and as Julian Fellowes wrote it for me I couldn't say no to it."