Famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright isn’t just making headlines in Rockford today, he’s in the spotlight in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Bruce Beresford has signed on to develop and direct “Taliesin,” a film about fabled American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The title refers to the Wisconsin-born architect’s former home and studio near Spring Green, Wis., where key events in the film take place. Wright built Taliesin for he and his married mistress Martha “Mamah” Cheney.
In 1914, while Wright was away, a domestic worker murdered Cheney, her two children and four others by locking them inside and setting fire to the building.
This NBCLosAngeles.com story guesses Brad Pitt might star as Wright. The story says to celebrate his 43rd birthday, Angelina Jolie arranged for him a tour of Fallingwater,a house Wright designed outside Pittsburgh.
The Hollywood Reporter story says Beresford is scouting for locations in and around Chicago. Wright started his career in Chicago.