Russell Crowe, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Jared Harris And Michael Stuhlbarg Join Art Drama Rothko

Russell Crowe. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jared Harris, Michael Stuhlbarg

by James White |
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Sam Taylor-Johnson is preparing to make her next film, one set in the art world. And she's building quite the cast for Rothko: Russell Crowe, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jared Harris and Michael Stuhlbarg are the latest additions.

Aisling Franciosi is on board to star in the film, which Lara Wood adapted from Lee Seldes' book The Legacy Of Mark Rothko. The story chronicles Kate Rothko's (Franciosi) efforts to secure her father's (Crowe) legacy. After Mark Rothko's suicide at age 67, 19-year-old Kate became both an orphan, and a mother to her younger brother. After turning to her father’s closest friends for guidance, she discovers these men have put in place an elaborate scheme to sell Mark Rothko’s art fraudulently, she moves heaven and earth to prevent this blatant abuse of her father’s trust..."

"Rothko is not just a movie about the great artist, but rather a timeless story about right versus wrong,” says Sam Taylor-Johnson in a statement. “It’s Kate Rothko’s journey to protect the seminal paintings from the corrupt men who betrayed her father and stole his art; it is a reckoning with men in positions of power who try everything to destroy her father’s legacy.” Filming should kick off this summer.

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