After winning an Emmy for her role in The Handmaid's Tale, Elisabeth Moss signed a contract to film Call Jane ("Call Jane" *). The project will be directed by Simon Curtis, known for his work "7 Days and Nights with Marilyn.|
According to the portal The Hollywood Reporter, the actress will play Jane, a married woman who is suddenly in a position and needs help. The film by Robbie Brenner, Jeff Kvadinetz and Kevin McKeon is based on true events: before the passage of the law to legalize abortion, known as Roe v. Wade, in the 1960s in Chicago there was an underground organization called the Jane Organization, whose members helped in termination of pregnancy for applied women.
“The plot of the picture may seem commercial and entertaining, but it very accurately reflects what is happening in our world today, - said Brenner.- Equality is very important, no one dares to control a woman's body. It's really scary that this could be called into question today, and we have to go back to the experience of the past to search for evidence. ”Filming is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2018.
Meanwhile, Movieweb reports that Logan star Hugh Jackman will appear as US Senator Gary Hart in Jason Wrightman's The Front Runner. Matt Bye, Jay Carson and Reitman himself are working on the script for the film. The picture tells about the life of a famous politician. It was rumored that the senator was having an affair with fashion model Donna Rice, played by Sara Paxton. This affair cost Hart his election campaign, and the scandal became a turning point in relations between the media and politicians: before, journalists never interfered in the personal lives of presidential candidates.
The film also stars Vera Farmiga, Caitlin Deaver, Josh Brener, Jeff Quadinetz, J.K. Simmons and others. The release date of the film is not yet known.
* - preliminary translation.
The Topic of Article: Casting: Moss as an activist, Jackman as a Senator.