Arianda to play Italian diva in Fellini biopic.

Tony Award-winning ‘Venus in Fur’ star Nina Arianda is to portray actress Giulietta Masina, the wife of Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, in Henry Bromell’s ‘Fellini Black and White.’

Deadline reports that production is set to begin early next year with a cast that includes Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’), William H. Macy (‘The Sessions’), Terrence Howard (‘Iron Man’), and Brazilian star Wagner Moura (‘Elite Squad’), who’ll be playing the iconic filmmaker.

Bromell scripted the film which takes place during Fellini and Masina’s visit to Los Angeles for the 1958 Academy Awards, where their film ‘Nights of Cabiria’ won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.