Mischa Barton to Star in Jean Harlow Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

Mischa Barton Star Jean Harlow Biopic
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Film to focus on death of Paul Bern

Mischa Barton has been cast as Jean Harlow in the biopic “By Love Reclaimed” for ThunderBall Films and Mania Entertainment.

Nuala Barton and Mario Domina are producing “By Love Reclaimed.” Adrian Finkelstein and Valerie Fanich will exec produce.

The script, written by Finkelstein, centers on the 1932 scandal in which MGM producer and Harlow’s husband Paul Bern was found shot to death in their Benedict Canyon Home — two months after Harlow had married him.

Harlow, one of the biggest stars of the 1930s, died in 1937 of kidney failure.

Barton, who is currently in London filming “The Hoarder,” recently wrapped the indie feature “Starcrossed.” She is repped by Artist International and Adam Trahan.

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  1. Tim Reyes says:

    Seems that this could be interesting, but I wish they would make a film on Harlow’s whole life story instead of just focusing on just one part of her life which is the scandal at the end of her second marriage which was her second husband Paul Bern’s suicide. Still better than nothing I guess. I only hope it turns out to be good.

  2. a.te says:

    I have nothing against her, but I don’t see her in the part of Jean Harlow. But who know? maybe she will be great.

  3. Berkeley says:

    She CAN act. Don’t care what anyone says…Mischa played Marissa Cooper perfectly. It seems as though she’s just had a tumultuous private life and was/still is hounded by paps (more than most actors) and given a hard time. She is very talented and I think she will be great in this role. Well done Mischa x

  4. Fred says:

    Amazing how a working ACTRESS that keeps getting work as an ACTRESS is smeared with she “can’t act.” Doesn’t the aforementioned completely negate your ridiculous point G’ma?

    • Susan Michelson says:

      I agree..actress and their actual personality in real life is not the same. jean was more quiet and kind and not like the parts she played…meaning the word actress…Mischa is a good choice..more so than Gwen the singer who also wants sometimes acts.

  5. G'ma B says:

    So wrong for part. Can’t act. Needs an actress with personality to play Jean Harlow. Fascinating short life of Jean Harlow deserves better.

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