Makatsch to star in Teuton biopic

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Egoli Tossell Film is teaming with Fred Breinersdorfer, producer and scribe of Oscar-nommed historical drama “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” and actress Heike Makatsch (“Almost Heaven”) on a biopic about the late German star Hildegard Knef.

Based on Knef’s autobiography “The Gift Horse,” the film will chronicle her life as one of Germany’s biggest postwar stars.

Makatsch will play Knef, whose Hollywood credits include “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” with Gregory Peck.

Egoli Tossell’s Jens Meurer and Judy Tossell will produce the E8 million ($10.2 million) film from a script by Breinersdorfer.

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