Following her win at Sunday’s Emmys, Elisabeth Moss has signed a deal to star in the abortion drama “Call Jane,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
“My Week With Marilyn” helmer Simon Curtis will direct, while Robbie Brenner, whose credits includes “Dallas Buyers Club,” is producing alongside Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon of The Firm.
“Call Jane” will tell the true story of an underground network of women who secretly provided abortions in 1960s Chicago. Moss is set to play Jane, a woman who becomes pregnant and discovers the underground network.
The drama is set to begin production early 2018 and is currently being shopped to financiers.
Curtis’ “My Week with Marilyn” was nominated for two Academy Awards when it was released in 2011. His other credits include “Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, and the upcoming “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” starring Margot Robbie and Domhnall Gleeson.
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At the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Moss won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The “Mad Men” alum will next be seen in “The Square” as well as the “Top of the Lake” TV series.
Moss is represented at WME, Viewpoint, Ribisi Entertainment and Independent Talent Group.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.