Michelle Williams to Play King Henry VIIIs Wife in Firebrand

The ‘Greatest Showman’ actress is set to take on the role of Katherine Parr, the final queen consort of the House of Tudor, in the upcoming period feature film.

AceShowbizMichelle Williams has been cast as Katherine Parr in “Firebrand“.

The Greatest Showman” actress is set to play the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII, and the final queen consort of the House of Tudor, in the upcoming historical drama.

The film will mark the English-language debut of Karim Ainouz and is produced by Gabrielle Tana, who worked on this year’s “The Dig” with Michelle, via Magnolia Mae Films. The script comes from sister duo Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth, who were behind the TV hit “Killing Eve“.

In a statement, Ainouz said, “I could not be more excited to be bringing the undiscovered story of Katherine Parr to the screen, a ferociously brilliant woman who I am inspired by deeply and has been largely invisible, or certainly under-represented in English history. Much is known about Henry VIII’s tyrannical reign, and those who perished and suffered at his hands, but my focus here is on a woman who not only managed to survive, but also, to thrive. This is a reimagining of a ‘period’ film, a psychological horror film set in the Tudor court; a story of intrigue, agency and survival. Having Michelle Williams portray this remarkable woman, an actress of immeasurable talent and passion, is a dream come true.”

Tana added, “I love all of Karim’s work to date and I’m so excited to be working with him. I know that Michelle will do glorious work with Karim. We’re going to be shooting at the beginning of next year and we’ve already assembled a great team with Helene Louvart, Maria Djurkovic and Lisa Duncan as well as Nina Gold.”

Production is expected to kick off in 2022.

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