Both Shira Haas and Helen Mirren to Play Golda Meir

Both Shira Haas and Helen Mirren to Play Golda Meir
By Abe Friedtanzer

There are now officially two projects in development about former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. The first, announced a month ago, is a TV series produced by Barbra Streisand called Lioness starring Shira Haas. The second, reported earlier today, is a film from Israeli director Guy Nattiv that will feature Helen Mirren. Golda Meir has been performed for cameras and on stage several times and the role is often an awards magnet. Both Ingrid Bergman and Judy Davis were Emmy nominated playing her, and Tovah Feldshuh received a Tony nomination. For the new projects let’s consider these two very different casting choices and the famous woman they’ll portray…
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