Boomerang TV Acquires Rights to “Divina Lola”
Boomerang TV is preparing an adaptation of “Divina Lola,” the biography of dancer Lola Montes written by Cristina Morató.
Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Lola Montes, the Irish dancer who drove many of the great men of the mid-19th century wild, Boomerang TV has acquired the rights to "Divina Lola."
The project is spearheaded by Jorge Redondo, Executive Producer of “Inés of My Soul” and “Plastic Sea,” and the script adapting the novel for the screen is by Virginia Yagüe, who was behind major historical dramas and audience hits such as "Amar en Tiempos Revueltos," and "La Señora."
The fascinating biography written by Cristina Morató is based on the life of Lola Montes, a woman who pretended she was Spanish, hoped to become queen, and dazzled an entire era with her beauty and fiery personality.
Elisabeth Gilbert––which was the dancer’s real name––was an adventurer and courtesan who passed herself off as an Andalusian performer, debuting on some of the most important stages in the world. Although her talent left much to be desired, nothing stopped her from succeeding in everything she did and rubbing elbows with some of the most celebrated writers, politicians, musicians, and aristocrats of the time.
In “Divina Lola,” Cristina Morató explores exotic and distant locations, from the protagonist's native Ireland to the magic of India. And from cities like Paris, London, and Munich, where she made an impression with her "Spanish dances," to the dangerous lands of California and Australia, where she lived as a fearless pioneer.