Frances McDormand to Star in 'Women Talking' From Plan B, Orion

Frances McDormand
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Sarah Polley to write and direct the adaptation.

Frances McDormand will star in an adaptation of Women Talking from Plan B and MGM's Orion Pictures.

Oscar nominee Sarah Polley to write and direct the feature that is based on the best-selling novel by Miriam Toews. It follows a group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a series of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.

McDormand, who brought the project to Plan B after acquiring the rights, will also produce via her Hear/Say productions.

Headed by Alana Mayo, Orion was relaunched with the intent to focus on features from underrepresented voices and authentic storytelling in film that amplifies underserved voices, both on- and offscreen. It set Billy Porter directorial debut What If? as its first feature.

McDormand, who will next be seen in Chloe Zhoa's Nomadland and Wes Anderson's French Dispatch, is represented by UTA and Circle of Confusion.

Polley is represented by WME, GGA, and Circle of Confusion.