Janelle Monae Joins Julianne Moore in Gloria Steinem Biopic
Moore and Alicia Vikander will star as the activist at various points in her career.
Moore and Alicia Vikander will star as Steinem at various points in her career as a journalist and activist crusading for women's rights. Monae will be playing Dorothy Pitman Hughes, the women's and civil rights activist that co-founded Ms. Magazine with Steinem.
Julie Taymor is directing from a script based on Steinem’s memoir. Alex Saks is producing via her Fifty-Four Pictures, along with Taymor and Lynn Hendee. Steinem and Amy Richards are executive producing.
After landing roles in best picture Oscar winner Moonlight and the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, singer-songwriter Monae, who recently picked up two Grammy nominations for her album Dirty Computer, has lined up a number of high-profile acting projects. She will next be seen in Welcome to Marwen; is set for the Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet; and will voice star in Disney's live-action Lady and the Tramp.
Monae, who has a first-look deal with Universal, is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.