A movie about the life of German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks set to hit the big screen in 2017 under plans announced by a TV production company on Tuesday.
But the big question of who will take on the role of the 60-year-old often described as the world's most powerful woman is not expected to be decided until later this year, said the company, AVE.
The international co-production -- currently under the self-explanatory working title "Angela Merkel" -- is due for release in two years' time, when Germany is next scheduled to hold general elections.
Merkel -- a pastor's daughter and trained scientist who was raised in communist East Germany -- became Germany's first female chancellor in November 2005.
At the height of the eurozone's debt woes, Merkel was vilified abroad and portrayed with a Hitler moustache for pushing austerity, but applauded at home for her prudent crisis management.
Polls now suggest she would win a fourth term as chancellor in 2017 if she runs again, which analysts currently expect her to do.