• ‘Lethal Weapon's Keesha Sharp To Produce & Star In Eartha Kitt Biopic

    21 days ago - By Deadline

    EXCLUSIVE : Keesha Sharp , who plays Trish Murtaugh on Fox's Lethal Weapon series, has picked up rights to John Williams' 2013 biography America's Mistress: The Life and Times of Eartha Kitt. She and her husband Brad Sharp will develop and produce the project as a feature film, and she will also star as Kitt, the seminal performer known for playing Catwoman on ABC's iconic 1960s Batman TV series and for singing hits including “ C'est si bon” and the ubiquitous holiday...
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  • FX's ‘Mrs. America' Will Bring Cate Blanchett to TV

    FX's ‘Mrs. America' Will Bring Cate Blanchett to TV

    21 days ago - By Slash Film

    Cate Blanchett is coming to American TV for the first time ever. The acclaimed actress will star in the FX limited series Mrs. America , about the true story to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Blanchett will play 1970s constitutional lawyer and conservative political activist Phyllis Schlafly in the series, which is set to begin production in 2019.
    There was a time when respected film actors cringed at the idea of appearing on television. The TV landscape was considered a wasteland where washed-up movie stars went to die. But times have changed considerably, and television has evolved...
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  • Cate Blanchett To Star In Mrs. America Limited Series At FX

    Cate Blanchett To Star In Mrs. America Limited Series At FX

    21 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Cate Blanchett is headed to television in the FX limited series Mrs. America. The series marks the two-time Academy Award winner's first American television role, and is a huge get for the cable network, as Blanchett brings a level of star power to television that's akin to HBO snagging Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies , or George Clooney developing a Catch 22 limited series for Hulu. It's also another sign that television can draw big talent to the small screen to tell the kinds of stories fewer and fewer feature films seem interested in telling. FX's Mrs. America...
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  • Cate Blanchett Will Make Her U.S. TV Debut in FX Limited Series ‘Mrs. America'

    Cate Blanchett Will Make Her U.S. TV Debut in FX Limited Series ‘Mrs. America'

    21 days ago - By Decider

    Blanchett will play conservative advocate Phyllis Schlafly in the historical drama about the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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  • Cate Blanchett to Star in Mrs. America Limited Series for FX

    Cate Blanchett to Star in Mrs. America Limited Series for FX

    21 days ago - By Coming Soon

    Cate Blanchett to star in Mrs. America limited series for FX
    Oscar winner Cate Blanchett ( Blue Jasmine , The House with a Clock in Its Walls , Ocean's 8 ) will star as conservative radical Phyllis Schlafly in FX's upcoming limited series Mrs. America , Variety has confirmed. The series will narrate the modern history of the women's movement and comes from Emmy-winner producer/writer Dahvi Waller for FX Productions.
    Mrs. America will explore the rise of feminism through the eyes of Schlafly, who led the backlash to the work of second-wave feminists like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan...
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  • Cate Blanchett To Star In ‘Mrs. America' Limited Series Ordered By FX

    21 days ago - By Deadline

    FX has given a nine-episode order to Mrs. America , a timely limited series starring Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actor Cate Blanchett in her first role on American television, from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller , Oscar-nominated producer Stacey Sher and FX Productions. Blanchett also executive produces Mrs. America with Sher, Waller, who also serves as showrunner, and Coco Francini. Production is...
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  • FX Orders ‘Mrs. America' Limited Series Starring Cate Blanchett

    21 days ago - By The Wrap

    Cate Blanchett is headed to FX to star in and executive produce a limited series “Mrs. America,” based on backlash surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s.
    “Mrs. America” tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment , and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly, played by Blanchett. Through the eyes of the women of that era - both Schlafly and second wave feminists Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug and Jill Ruckelshaus - the series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the...
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