Greta Garbo’s life and loves get the big screen treatment

Through her life, Greta Garbo was famously for saying she vanted to be alone. But even almost 20 years after her death, we just can’t seem to let her have her wish. With a life and career as rich and interesting as Garbo’s, how could we? Well now, a new film project will delve further into the private life of the screen icon.

Tapped to play the reclusive screen icon is relative unknown Swedish-born, New York-based actress Anna-Karin Eskilsson. She looks a little like Garbo and Padma Lakshmi had a love child, no?

Eskilsson has had small, largely cameo roles in films like The Wrestler (as a flirt in the supermarket) and Sex and the City movie (as one of Charlotte’s girlfriends). Before being tapped for the lead in the new biopic she was a bartender at the Empire State Building Bar. From cocktail slinger to screen icon, that’s what I call an upgrade.

According to IMDB, the Garbo film will delve into the private life of the secretive actress, including her on-again, off-again relationship with fellow screen legend Marlene Dietrich, writer Mercedes De Acosta and Vogue photographer/designer Cecil Beaton.

The film is currently in production in Germany and is slated for a 2010 release. Until then, for more on Garbo’s life, legacy and loves, check out Karman Kregloe’s past “Remembering Greta Garbo” here at AfterEllen.com.

So, what do you think? Does this biopic and its unknown star seem befitting the great Garbo?

Thanks to AE reader What’s It To You for the tip!

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