Here! hears ‘Callas’ aria

Zeffirelli pic explores opera singer's final days

Independent production and distribution company Here! Films has acquired North American distribution rights to “Callas Forever” from international sales company Capitol Films.

Pic, from helmer Franco Zeffirelli, takes a fictionalized look at opera singer Maria Callas’ last days.

Cast includes Fanny Ardant as Callas, Jeremy Irons and Joan Plowright.

Pic was written by Martin Sherman and Zeffirelli. Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni and Italy’s Medusa Films produced.

Company recently acquired North American distribution rights to comedy “Merci Docteur Rey!” from Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.

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