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Elisabeth Moss, Michael Seitzman and Jason Blum have teamed up to adapt She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality, a memoir by former Congresswoman Katie Hill.
Moss is attached to portray the politician while Seitzman will write the screenplay for the adaptation, which hails from Blumhouse Television and is intended to be a streaming movie.
Moss is producing via her banner, Love & Squalor Pictures, Seitzman is producing via his banner, Maniac Productions, along with Blumhouse’s Blum. Hill will act as an executive producer.
Hill was a rising political star who unseated her Republican incumbent. But her star faded when a right-wing blog alleged an affair and the Daily Mail published leaked nude photos of her. According to Blumhouse, “her brash confidence won her powerful allies and infuriated her enemies, it was privately concealing a cycle of domestic abuse she was trapped in at home, infamously culminating in the release of intimate photos and the revelation of her own admitted personal mistakes that would eventually result in her stunning fall from grace.” She resigned her position in November 2019.
“I wrote She Will Rise to try to take back my story from those who have exploited and twisted it,” said Hill in a statement. “I also wanted to shine a light on the stories of women whose resilience and bravery gave me strength when I needed it most, and hopefully to provide inspiration to others. Having this larger platform to tell this story, working with the talented team at Blumhouse and Michael, and the incredible Elisabeth Moss as the lead, is more than I ever could have imagined — I am so grateful for the opportunity and look forward to collaborating on this project.”
Said Moss: “Her strength and work to amplify women’s voices is incredibly inspiring to me and her experiences could not be more important for us to magnify right now.”
Blumhouse picked up the movie preemptively when it was released in August. Jeremy Gold will exec produce for Blumhouse.
“We pursued this project because we believe in Katie and her message of empowering women and breaking the system,” stated Blum. “And with Elisabeth and the force of what she brings on and off the camera, we hope this will be a powerful vehicle to inspire and for change.”
Blum and Moss previously collaborated on the well-regarded horror hit, The Invisible Man, released earlier this year. And while Blumhouse is known principally for its horror fare, it previously made Showtime’s acclaimed Roger Ailes miniseries The Loudest Voice.
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