Von Teese as Mata Hari
Dita Von Teese looks set to play Mata Hari in a film written and directed by Martha Fiennes, yes, one of those Fiennes.
Mata Hari was originally named Margaretha Geertruida Zelle and was employed as a spy for the French during the war. She courted high-ranking allied military officers and in 1917 was accused of providing information to the Germans and was executed.
"Dita has done a little acting before and I think she can handle it. In fact, I approached her myself. She is perfect for the part. I have written the script but it will probably need some developing, so I don't expect filming to start for another eight to 10 months."
Now this story does ring a few bells with me, I can't really remember where I read about it before so it might be an old quote.
Still a story about Mata Hari would be an interesting one and Dita Von Teese does seem to be a strong choice.