Everyone knows about the famous Madame Tussaud wax museum, but little do people know about the actual Madame Tussaud. According to CinemaBlend via Variety, people will finally learn about the woman behind the famous name and wax shop because a biopic is in the works.
According to the sites, producer Stephane Sperry is set to get started on “Madame T”, the first known biopic of Madame Tussaud (a Swiss-born artist who was actually named Marie Grossholz) which will cover Tussaud’s extremely interesting life, which included, according to the two sites, creating death masks for Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV, surviving the French Revolution, and coming extremely close to being beheaded.
The script for the film will be written by Alessandro Camon (“The Messenger”, “The Bandit K.”, the upcoming “Headshot” ) and Bruno Ledoux. Most recently, Sperry has served as executive producer of “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn”. (If you’re a Babar the Elephant fan, Sperry also served as executive producer of the 1985 animated film “Babar the Movie” as well as the late ’80s “Babar” series.)
According to Variety, news of the biopic comes on the heels of the announcement of a new novel by Michelle Moran about Tussaud, called “Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution”.