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Glenn Close to star in Duchess

Glenn Close is to play the woman who claimed to be the Grand Russian Duchess Anastasia in a new movie.

The Damages actress has been cast as Anna Anderson in Duchess, reported Deadline.

The Grand Duchess was killed along with her parents and siblings by communist revolutionaries in Russia in 1918, but the location of her body wasn't known until 2007. Anna Anderson was the best known of several impostors who claimed to be her.

The film is described as "a dark road-trip comedy based on true events and covering the last days of Anna and her American husband Jack Manahan".

After the courts forcibly put Anna into a retirement home in Virginia in 1983, Jack broke her out and they headed off hoping to experience the honeymoon they never had.

The film will be directed by Arie Posin.

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