A first-look image of Sylvia Hoeks as Anna Nicole Smith for Francesca Gregorini’s upcoming Hurricanna biopic arrives online.
“You never know if they like you for who you are or what you are,” Anna Nicole Smith once said before she passed away from an accidental drug overdose in 2007. The endearing model, actress, and television personality often found herself a subject of misinterpretation and ridicule when she wanted to taste life, be loved, and make people smile. Thankfully, a new biopic, Hurricanna, is now filming and aims to show the sweeter side of the beloved blonde bombshell. A first look at Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, See) as Smith is here, prompting fans to double-take before venturing into the Uncanny Valley.
Hoeks stars as Anna Nicole Smith in the upcoming biopic, with Holly Hunter (Raiding Arizona, The Piano, Incredibles 2), Mark Duplass (Creep, Safety Not Guaranteed, Big Mouth), and Nicholas Hamilton (Gen V, Captain Fantastic, It). Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel, Killing Eve, Tanner Hall) directs from a script by Rachel Sarnoff and Matt Sarnoff, with the story focusing on Smith’s final days before her untimely death at 39. Smith was a model, Playboy magazine centerfold star, actress, and TV personality known for her larger-than-life energy and warm demeanor. While she was entertaining the masses, select groups chose to scrutinize her marriage to 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall.
In today’s first look image (taken by Thomas Whiteside and Michael Bayle-Gates), we find Hoeks sporting platinum blonde hair and popping lipstick. With her legs crossed and mouth parted for the camera, Hoeks captures the late model’s energy and then some.
Cassian Elwes, Rory Koslow, Francesca Gregorini, Alix Madigan, Paul Robarts, and Tatiana Von Furstenberg produce Hurricanna, with Tracy Ricketts, Matthew Helderman, Thomas Mann, Luke Taylor, Jeff Sackman, Berry Meyerowitz, Larry Greenberg, Rachel Sarnoff, Matt Sarnoff, and Jere Hausfater executive producing.
Before today’s first look at Hoeks’ Smith, producers of the project said the biopic aims to explore the “immense hurricane-like force that was Anna Nicole Smith, and the fateful string of events that led Anna to destroy everything in her path, including herself and those closest to her.”
What do you think about the first-look image of Hoeks as Anna Nicole Smith? Do you have any fond memories of the late model? Were you a fan of the Anna Nicole Smith Show? Let us know in the comments below.