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Louise Brooks and Her Chaperone to Get the “Downton Abbey” Treatment

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Louise Brooks will at last be portrayed on screen by another actress. It won’t, however, be Shirley MacLaine, who in the 1990s had hoped to play the septuagenarian Brooks in a film that Martin Scorsese was interested in directing. The performer required will need to be a teenager – Chloë Grace Moretz is the logical choice – though she won’t get top billing, nor will she necessarily need to brush up on the electrifying silent star’s abbreviated Hollywood career, or her foray to Berlin to star in G.W. Pabst’s legendary “Pandora’s Box” (1929). Read the full article here

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