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May 12, 2009

Weisz to play Lamarr -- and maybe Delilah too?

The Hollywood Reporter says Rachel Weisz has been tapped to play Hollywood legend -- and noted scientist! -- Hedy Lamarr in Face Value, an indie film to be directed by Amy Redford, daughter of Robert. The Reporter also notes that Lamarr was "most famous" for co-starring in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949), the first of the post-war Bible epics. (Samson was played by Victor Mature.) Will the new film depict the making of DeMille's film in any way, shape or form? Will Weisz have to wear a Philistine costume? Obsessive Bible-movie buffs need to know.

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