Elisabeth Moss casted in Women's Rights drama 'Call Jane'

ANI | Updated: Sep 20, 2017 03:48 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Sept. 20 (ANI): Hot on heels of her Emmy win for best actress in a drama series for her role in 'The Handmaid's Tale,' actress Elisabeth Moss has found her first feature to the blockbuster TV series with 'Call Jane'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moss has signed on to star in 'Call Jane', an abortion drama to be directed by 'My Week With Marilyn' filmmaker Simon Curtis.

The screenplay, based on the true story of a 1960s movement called the Jane Collective, was written by Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi.

Set in 1960s Chicago, Call Jane focuses on the true story of an underground network of suburban women who secretly provide safe abortions for women in need pre-Roe v. Wade.

Moss will play Jane, a married woman who is unexpectedly pregnant and discovers the underground group of women.

Talking about the script, Brenner said, "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 makers want to start production in the first quarter of 2018.

Moss won two Emmys on Sunday night for 'Handmaid's Tale,' one for acting and the other for producing the Hulu series. (ANI)