The first photos from Pablo Larran's biopic "Maria" show Angelina Jolie taking on the role of the renowned opera singer Maria Callas

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The most recent movie from "Jackie" and "Spencer" filmmaker "will investigate the life of the great

Based on true accounts, ‘Maria’ tells the tumultuous, beautiful and tragic story of the life of the world’s greatest opera singer,

The most recent movie from "Jackie" and "Spencer" filmmaker "will investigate the life of the great

Production will take place in Paris, Greece, Budapest, and Milan over the course of eight weeks.

The script was written by Steven Knight, a "Spencer" partner of Larran's, and it was finished before the Writers Guild strike.

I am tremendously delighted to begin filming "Maria," which I hope will introduce people all over the world to Maria Callas' incredible life and career.

Steven Knight's outstanding script, the efforts of the entire cast and crew, and in particular,

great effort and extraordinary preparation by Angelina," According to Larran's remark.

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