Brandauer joins ‘Dandridge’

Thesp joins Berry in HBO telepic

NEW YORK — HBO has cast Klaus Maria Brandauer in the key role of Otto Preminger for its $8 million biopic “Dorothy Dandridge,” based on the tragic life of the actress.

Dandridge, played by Halle Berry, was the celebrated black movie actress who reached her peak in the mid-’50s when Preminger directed her in “Carmen Jones” and “Porgy & Bess.” Her performance in “Carmen Jones” earned her 1954 best actress Academy Award nomination. Dandridge and Preminger also had a disastrous love affair.

Martha Coolidge directs “Dorothy Dandridge” from the script by Shonda Rhimes and Scott Abbott. Berry is co-executive producer with Robert Katz, Moctezuma Esparza, Vince Cirrincione and Josh Mauer.

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