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Empress of Texas Biopic Pursues A-list Actress and Director at Cannes International Film Festival

Texas Business reports: CANNES, France—With development funding in place, producers of Empress of Texas are at Cannes International Film Festival 2012 to pursue an A-list actress for their heroine and a distributor.

Several directors also are in consideration.

Golden World Films LLC, based in Houston, Texas, is the production company behind the film.  

Empress is a biopic based on the life of Texas icon who brought culture to Houston and mental health issues to national attention. The story revolves around a romance of an oil heiress and a German army officer before and during the WWI. The daughter of Texas’ first native-born governor, Empress follows the early years of tragedy that shapes the heroine into a woman of determination who triumphs over adversity and uses her fortune to benefit others.