Rasputin Rises Again on Film

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From the team behind 1492, minus Ridley

He’s been seen running rampant across the screen in a Hammer Films production (with Christopher Lee looking wild-eyed). And he’s served as a deft foe against Hellboy. Now Rasputin is getting his own biopic in Rasputin: The Healer.

Roselyne Bosch will direct from her own script. She also penned Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise.

Producer Alain Goldman (also of 1492 and Martin Scorsese’s Casino) tells the trades the film “will focus on two years in the life of charismatic monk Grigori Rasputin, who dominated the court of pre-Revolution Russia. Set at the St. Petersberg royal court, ‘Rasputin’ aims to capture the complexity of Rasputin’s character.”

The film will reportedly be ready for late 2011.

Source: Variety