Eva Mendes to relive Callas on screen

Last Updated: May 21, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

London: Eva Mendes has given the nod to playing the lead role in famous opera singer Maria Callas`s biopic.

`The Hitch` star will play the role of the soprano singer in `Greek Fire`, portraying the boisterous love life of Callas with Aristotle Onassis, Dailystar reported.

The script is based on a book on the singer and has been penned by Julian Fellowes.

"Julian Fellowes wrote a script for me based on the relationship between Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis, and as Julian Fellowes wrote it for me I couldn`t say no to it," the 37-year-old star said.