Elisabeth Moss joins abortion drama Call Jane

Elisabeth Moss will star in a "commercial and entertaining" film based on real-life movement the Jane Collective.

Elisabeth Moss has signed up to play the lead in upcoming real-life women's rights drama Call Jane.

The 35-year-old actress, who won the gong for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series as well as being recognised for her producing skills in The Handmaid's Tale at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (17Sep17), will star in My Week with Marilyn director Simon Curtis' next flick.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Robbie Brenner, whose credits include Oscar-winning feature Dallas Buyers Club, will produce the true story alongside The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon.

Moss will play married woman Jane, who unexpectedly falls pregnant and discovers an underground network of women offering safe abortions in 1960s Chicago.

Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi co-wrote the script, inspired by the movement known as the Jane Collective, officially called the Abortion Counseling Service of Women’s Liberation.

“This script (for Call Jane) is commercial and entertaining, but it’s also really relevant to what is going on with the world today,” Brenner told The Hollywood Reporter. “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 film is currently open to financers, with an aim to start production during the first quarter of next year (18).

Moss will next be seen comedy drama The Square, due out later this year (17). Also coming up for her is drama The Seagull alongside the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening and Corey Stoll and she will also appear in 2018 crime comedy Old Man and the Gun opposite Casey Affleck, Donald Glover and Robert Redford.

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