Katharine Hepburn Biopic in Development

By Rachel Cruz | 2 years ago
Katharine Hepburn Biopic in Development

One of Hollywood’s icon, Katharine Hepburn, will be getting a movie treatment from an independent film production outfit. The story will be based on “Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn,” which was written by William J. Mann. Read further to know more about this news story.

According to a report from Variety, the focus of the movie adaptation will be on Hepburn’s younger years as a budding actress in Hollywood. It will chart how she started as an outsider to become one of the most revered stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.


The biopic, tentatively entitled “Kate,” will present Hepburn both as a young and ambitious 25-year-old lady from Connecticut and as an 80-year-old icon looking back on all that she has made in her career.  It will be produced by Four Stars International’s Richard Akel and Janice Hammond, along with Starling Road Productions with Michael Mosca. William J. Mann will be working as a consultant and an executive producer.

“This is not the Kate Hepburn of public legend, including all those Tracy-Hepburn pictures but rather the much more fascinating and complex private woman. In reality, she was far more interesting and ultimately more inspiring than the myth she created,” said Akel in the Variety report.

Clare Beavan is attached to direct the film, with Michael Zam and Jaffe Cohen adapting Mann’s story into the big screen.

Another Hepburn movie is also reportedly in the works with Reunion Pictures under David Permut. But yhis will center on the relationship with Hepburn’s longtime lover, actor Spencer Tracy, whom Hepburn dated while he remained married.  David Rambo has been tasked to write the script for this particular story.

In her long career as a Hollywood actress and before her death at the age of 93, Hepburn won the Best Actress plum at the Academy Awards four times for the films “Morning Glory,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “The Lion in Winter” and “On Golden Pond.”

And that’s the news about the Katharine Hepburn biopic that will be adapted from the book, “Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn.” For more celebrity news or movie and television updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).

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