Director Peter Webber Is Set to Create a Sequel for The Girl with a Pearl Earring

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Director Peter Webber Is Set to Create a Sequel for The Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. circa 1665 (1660-1670). Oil on Canvas. Wikimedia Commons/Uploaded by Mattes

Classical art and history will never run out of style, and director Peter Webber knows this most of all. Webber, the director of “The Girl with A Pearl Earring,” is creating a sequel for the movie. Read on to learn more about this story.

The 2003 film “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” was Webber’s directorial debut on the big screen, and it was this same movie that catapulted one of its stars, Scarlett Johansson, into the Hollywood limelight.

The film, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, was based on a book of the same name, which told the story behind the painting. Scarlet portrayed Griet, the girl with the pearl earring in the painting, while Colin Firth played the famous painter Johannes Vermeer. The film went on to earn several Academy Award nominations.

The sequel will be related to its predecessor in the sense that it will be about another famous early 19th century painting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Webber only gave a few hints as to what the painting might be and what the film will be about. He said that it would be set in in post-Revolutionary France, a time in which political strife and conflict was rampant. He also said that the painting itself is famous enough that art historians and art aficionados will immediately know which painting he is talking about. He also mentioned that the story itself would explore various themes, as it did with the previous film. Another hint that was given was the working title of the project — “Medusa.” However, the probable release date of the film has not been given, as Webber is still currently working on various projects and movies.

The movie will be produced by the director himself and by Raphaella De Laurentis, whose father produced Webber’s “Hannibal Rising” in 2007.

Which painting do you think the movie will be about? Let us know your guesses by posting your comments below!

And that’s the latest scoop about the upcoming sequel of “The Girl with a Pearl Earring.” For more updates and news about upcoming movies, stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.