The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Elisabeth Moss has selected a new project: The indie Call Jane, about women seeking safe abortions in the 1960s.

From Mad Men to The Handmaid’s Tale and again to Top of the Lake: China Girl, Elisabeth Moss knows how to pick conversation-starting, female-centric projects.

Fresh off The Handmaid’s Tale sweeping the 2017 Emmy Awards, Variety has learned that Moss (who herself picked up a Best Actress statuette) will be starring in a feature film exploring the 1960s women’s right movement called the Jane Collective.

Related: If you liked The Handmaid’s Tale, try these 7 dystopian shows

Directed by My Week With Marilyn‘s Simon Curtis and written by Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethie, Call Jane is set in 1960s Chicago pre-Roe v Wade, and follows an underground network of women who secretly provide safe abortions.

Moss plays the titular Jane, a married woman who falls pregnant and seeks the movement’s help.

Abortion is still a hot topic in contemporary U.S., and with the on-going GOP efforts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, a story about the importance of women having access to safe, legal abortion options feels more prevalent than ever. It is also, incidentally, a topic that aligns closely with the topics central to The Handmaid’s Tale.

The News
The Podcasts

Hype is our flagship podcast talking all things fandom

Episode #171 – The One Where We Don’t Talk About Star Wars

Hype Podcast 171 brings you the latest news from the entertainment world, including Disney, Fantastic Beasts, Runaways, Jurassic World and much more. But NO The Last Jedi discussion.

December 15, 2017
The Reviews