Two of Canada’s most acclaimed storytellers are becoming a member of forces with one among America’s best actors. Sarah Polley is signed on to write down and direct a function adaptation of Miriam Toews’ bestselling novel “Girls Speaking” for MGM’s Orion Photos and Plan B with Frances McDormand signed on to star and produce by way of her Hear/Say Productions. The 2-time Oscar-winning actress “introduced the mission initially to Plan B after buying the rights,” Deadline notes.
Named a Finest E-book of the 12 months By The New York Occasions E-book Evaluation, The Washington Publish, and Publishers Weekly, “Girls Speaking” is ready in a distant Mennonite colony. The novel, revealed in 2018, tells the story of a gaggle of ladies struggling to reconcile their religion within the aftermath of a collection of sexual assaults perpetrated by the colony’s males.
“We’re thrilled to proceed our relationship with Plan B with ‘Girls Speaking.’ Sarah and Frances collaborating to deliver this unbelievable ebook to life on the large display screen is one thing we’re excited to be a part of,” stated Michael De Luca, MGM’s Movie Group Chairman, Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Movie Group President, and Alana Mayo, Orion Photos’ President, collectively.
“‘Girls Speaking’ might be launched theatrically within the U.S. by way of MGM’s distribution and advertising three way partnership United Artists Releasing,” the supply notes.
Polley obtained a Finest Tailored Screenplay Oscar nod for her function directorial debut, “Away From Her,” additionally based mostly on a Canadian writer’s work. The Julie Christie-led Alzheimer’s drama is an adaptation of Alice Munro’s quick story “The Bear Got here Over the Mountain.” Her follow-up, 2011 Michelle Williams-starrer “Take This Waltz,” premiered on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition. Polley’s first documentary, “Tales We Inform,” an investigation into her family historical past, was named Finest documentary by the Nationwide Board of Evaluation. She wrote CBC/Netflix’s six-part Margaret Atwood adaptation “Alias Grace.” Additionally an actress, Polley’s on-screen credit embody “Splice,” “John Adams,” and “My Life With out Me.”
A five-time Oscar nominee, McDormand took residence the respect for her performances in “Three Billboards Outdoors Ebbing, Missouri” and “Fargo.” You possibly can catch her subsequent in Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a drama a couple of modern-day nomad touring by means of the American West. The Oscar frontrunner opens February 19.
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