Described as a U.S.-set “Bridgerton” or “The Great,” “Liz” tells the story of the country’s first modern celebrity. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte gained prominence as the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest brother, Jerome, and revolutionized America’s social scene in the time of Jefferson’s presidency. Elizabeth, who has been called one of America’s first international celebrities, was known for her fashion, wit and independence.
Adam Leon is directing the film, which is based on a script by Gabriel Neustadt. 3311 Productions is producing “Liz.”
Weaving previously starred in the Showtime comedy “Smilf” and appeared in films such as “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Mayhem” and “The Babysitter.” Her film “Ready or Not,” a well-reviewed dark comedy, became a commercial success