Jodie Foster will direct a film about the theft of the painting Mona Lisa by painter Leonardo da Vinci. The still untitled film is based on the book The Day They Stole The Mona Lisa by Seymour Reit, Deadline reports Wednesday.
The cast of the film is not yet known. The same applies to the release date of the project funded by the Los Angeles Media Fund.
Foster won Oscars for her acting performances in The Accused and Silence of the Lambs . The 57-year-old actress and director made her directorial debut in 1991 with Little Man Tate.
In 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris, by Vincenzo Peruggia. The former employee of the museum, after the painting reappeared in Italy in 1913 and was arrested, stated that the Mona Lisa did not belong in France, but the birthplace of the Italian Da Vinci.