The Good Wife writer Jacqueline Hoyt will pen the upcoming biographical series Audrey, chronicling the life and career of the five-time Academy Award nominee and one-time winner Audrey Hepburn, according to Variety.
Italy's Wildside — the Fremantle company known for We Are Who We Are and The New Pope —will produce the series based on a treatment by Hepburn's son, Luca Dotti, and journalist Luigi Spinola.
The previously announced series on Audrey Hepburn's life is based on a treatment co-written by her son Luca Dotti and Italian journalist and writer Luigi Spinola. Dotti's father was Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, whom Hepburn married in 1969 and divorced 13 years later.
The Oscar-winning actor was one of Hollywood's most recognizable faces of the 20th century and was celebrated for her charm and elegance in such films as "Sabrina," "Roman Holiday," "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "My Fair Lady." But her life has not yet been portrayed in a high-end skein for the global marketplace.
Hepburn was also quite the philanthropist during her lifetime. She became a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1988 and took home the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1993 Oscars. Yet, her history as a Hollywood A-lister tends to outshine her various altruistic international efforts. Hepburn died in 1993 after a battle with colon cancer.
Speaking of the upcoming series, Fremantle COO Andrea Scrosati shared, "For Audrey our goal is once again to produce a show that is born locally to deliver globally. The creative team assembled by Wildside and the IP are perfectly positioned to make this happen."