Elisabeth Moss To Star In Heavy Women’s Rights Drama ‘Call Jane’ | Film News
Elisabeth Moss has conquered TV; from Mad Men, to Top of the Lake, to The Handmaid’s Tale, Sunday night’s Emmy award cemented Moss’ talent into television history, and now she’s looking to make a name for herself on the big screen. Albeit with over 40 film credits to her name, Moss is yet to make her mark in cinema, but all may be about to change fresh off her Emmy win.
The actress has signed on to head Call Jane, a 1960s period drama focusing on the true story of an underground network of women who provided safe abortions amidst a period of repressive rights for women. No stranger to female oppression nor grooving to the sixties vibe, the project seems a match made in heaven for Moss.
Moss will play Jane, a married woman who becomes unexpectedly pregnant, presumably against her wish. She then discovers the underground group of women.
Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Woman in Gold) directs the project, under the watchful eye of producer Robbie Brenner, who helped bring Dallas Buyers Club to Oscar-winning glory. Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon also produce.
Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi (The Resident) wrote the screenplay based on the 1960s movement Jane Collective. Producer Brenner commented:
“This script [for Call Jane] is commercial and entertaining, but it’s also really relevant to what is going on with the world today. Women’s rights are important and no one should have the right to control a woman’s body. And that such an idea can be challenged today and that we can go back in time on these issues is scary.”
The project is currently on the market, but has a goal to start production in the first part of 2018.
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