Ingrid Betancourt Biopic Finds Lead With Former Bond Girl Caterina Murino

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Italian actress Caterina Murino, who charmed Daniel Craig as James Bond back in 2006 in Casino Royale, has just landed the role to play a former Colombian presidential candidate. According to THR, Murino will play Ingrid Betancourt in the English language film In Search of Ingrid.

The film is based on two books by Betancourt’s former husband Juan Carlos Lecompete, which details “what happened when Betancourt, a senator in Colombia and at the time a candidate for president, was taken hostage by terrorists and held in a South American jungle from 2002 to 2008 before being rescued by Colombian security forces.” Lecompete will be played by popular Mexican actor and photographer Valentino Lanus. Lanus will also be producing the project, along with Peter Rawley and Robert Katz.

Betty Kaplan is set to direct, as well as write the screenplay. Kaplan has done several adaptation work in the past — her films Of Love and Shadows,
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